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Maywood, Melrose Park police cars crash during chase in Bellwood

A Maywood police officer suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon when a Maywood squad car and a Melrose Park squad car crashed in Bellwood during the pursuit of a possibly stolen car.

Melrose Park officers were being assisted by Maywood and Bellwood police in the chase, according to Andre Harvey, Bellwood’s public safety director, who said the suspect apparently got out of the car near 25th Avenue and Main Street in Bellwood and took off on foot.

The Maywood and Melrose Park squad cars crashed at 25th and Grant avenues around 4:45 p.m., Harvey said.

He said the Maywood officer was treated at Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Melrose Park police could not provide further information Saturday night, and Maywood police could not be reached for comment.

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