Dashcam Captures Hit-and-Run Collision With Police Car in Cook County, Illinois

A police car was involved in a serious wreck on March 15, caught on a dash camera by another vehicle yards away from the collision.

Video shared to Facebook shows the crash, involving Riverdale Police Unit 1408 in Dolton, Illinois, a village about 20 miles south of Chicago.

According to police, the squad car traveling westbound was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound “at a high rate of speed.”

The driver fled the scene following the crash, police said, and the officer was hospitalized and “in serious condition.”

Riverdale Police said a person of interest was in custody as of March 16. Credit: Riverdale Police via Storyful