Female Officer Injured in Police Vehicle Crash at Route 38 and Malta Road in Rochelle
DeKalb County, Illinois (February 28, 2018) – A collision involving police cars on Tuesday in DeKalb County left a 57-year-old police officer with serious injuries, according to Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office.
The wreck happened at around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, at Route 38 and Malta Road in Rochelle.
According to the Sheriffs, a Dekalb County Sheriff’s Officer Alice R. Sanders, had stopped her Ford hatchback facing westbound with a fellow officer Oliver Penney, who was in a Ford Focus when 34-year-old Jon Henley, drove up behind the two officers in a Ford SUV and failed to reduce his speed rear-ending Sanders car.
The impact of the crash pushed Sanders vehicle into Penney’s car, police said.
According to police, Sanders had to be extricated from her vehicle then transported to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb and was later flown to Saint Anthony Hospital with serious injuries.
The report said Sanders was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Penney and Henley declined treatment, police said.
Henley was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said.
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