An officer with the Chicago Police Department was injured as a motorist struck him as he was standing at a barricaded area on the north-west side of the city on Tuesday night. - Image courtesy of Chicago Police Department / Facebook. 

An officer with the Chicago Police Department was injured as a motorist struck him as he was standing at a barricaded area on the north-west side of the city on Tuesday night.

Image courtesy of Chicago Police Department / Facebook. 

An officer with the Chicago Police Department was injured when a motorist struck him as he was standing at a barricaded area on the north-west side of the city on Tuesday night.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the officer—whose name has not yet been released—was transported to a nearby hospital and is listed in fair condition with leg injuries.

The driver of the offending vehicle was taken into custody.

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