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Motorcyclist hits cop, still on the loose

Updated: June 23, 2012 11:50AM

A Chicago Police officer was hit by a motorcyclist late Friday, leading to a police chase that ended without capturing the suspect.

The female officer was hit by the motorcycle in the 700 block of East Solidarity Drive between the Adler Planetarium and Soldier Field around 10:30 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

The officer arrived at the scene because the motorcyclist caused a disturbance with a park district security officer when he refused to leave after the park closed, Central District Lt. John Willner said.

The officer was standing outside the police vehicle when the motorcyclist struck her while fleeing the scene, Willner said.

Her partner pursued the motorcyclist, who fled southbound onto the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), Willner said.

She was initially taken to Northwestern Memorial in “stable” condition with no life-threatening injuries but has since been treated and released.

Police across the city pursued the motorcyclist, who was riding a red motorcycle and wearing a white helmet, according to unconfirmed dispatch reports. He was last seen driving west out of the city, and Illinois State Police were notified.

He was not caught, Greer said, and the hunt was terminated.

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