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Lynwood woman charged in hit-and-run crash that hurt cop

MarthParker / phofrom Chicago Police.

Martha Parker / photo from Chicago Police.

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Updated: September 16, 2012 12:14AM

Bail was set at $75,000 for a south suburban Lynwood woman who turned herself in to police for allegedly injuring a Chicago Police officer in a South Side hit-and-run crash.

Martha Parker, 33, was charged with failing to report an injury accident and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death, both felonies, according to Chicago Police. She turned herself in to police late Thursday.

She is accused of speeding away after hitting a Gresham District police officer as he interviewed someone outside his squad car at 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 0 to 100 block of West 79th Street, authorities said.

Authorities later found a car matching the description of the one that hit the officer near the intersection of 79th Street and Prairie, police spokesman John Mirabelli said.

The officer was taken to an area hospital, and his injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

She was also cited for striking a pedestrian in the roadway, failing to render, failing to reduce speed, damaging public property and not having a driver’s license or vehicle insurance, police said.

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