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6 officers injured after 2 Chicago police cars collide

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 01: A Chicago police badge hangs in front of the City of Chicago Public Safety Headquarters on December 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Following public outcry over the way police handled the shooting death of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced he had fired Chicago Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy. McCarthy, Emanuel and Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez have been accused of trying to cover up the shooting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — A collision between two police cars left six Chicago officers injured Saturday evening, according to the department.

Officers were responding to a call just before 7:30 p.m. local time when one marked and one unmarked squad car collided at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Springfield Avenue, the department said in a statement.

All of the officers are at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where five are in stable condition and one is in serious condition, the department said. The department has not released any other details at this time.

Four of the officers were taken to the hospital and two transported themselves, according to CNN affiliate WLS.

When the accident happened, the officers were responding to an officer needs assistance call, WLS reported.

The department’s major accidents unit is investigating the incident, the outlet said.

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