|The pothole is seen after the barrel and bollard were briefly removed on Tuesday. | Provided
A Chicago police officer was injured Monday night when his patrol bike struck a large, unmarked pothole near Boystown, a department spokesperson said.
The officer’s bicycle unit was traveling westbound on the 600 block of West Addison when his front tire fell into a long, narrow pothole around 11:15 p.m. Police said the officer was thrown from the bike and received unspecified injuries. He was in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. His bike was heavily damaged.
|Workers covered the hole with traffic barriers Tuesday. | Provided
City workers had covered the pothole with a barrel and a traffic bollard by mid-morning on Tuesday. An officer at the scene shortly after the incident said the pothole was a foot wide, more than three feet long, and up to three feet deep.
A department spokesperson was not immediately able to provide the officer’s age.