Man on motorbike dies after being hit by police responding to call in West Pullman traffic crash

A police SUV on its way to a call struck and killed a 33-year-old man riding a motorbike in the West Pullman neighborhood Wednesday night, also injuring the three officers in the squad car, according to police.

Police were traveling south in the 11800 block of South Halsted Street with their emergency lights on in response to a call, according to the police media notification. About 10:30 p.m., the police vehicle collided with the motorbike, which also was going south, police said.

The man, of south suburban Harvey, was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m., according to information from the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was dead at the scene, according to police.

Information on the man’s identity had not yet been released Thursday morning.

Video from the scene showed the police SUV involved in the crash had extensive front-end damage after apparently jumping a curb and hitting a tree and showed a small motorbike in the middle of the road.

The officers were taken to area hospitals in fair condition, according to the police media notification. Police said the incident is under investigation by the police Major Accidents unit.

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