Vehicle hits Roseland bus stop after police chase, injures 5
BY SAM CHARLES Staff Reporter April 22, 2014 9:59PM
Updated: April 23, 2014 3:46AM
Five people were hurt after a vehicle hit a bus stop Tuesday night after a police chase in the Roseland neighborhood.
About 8:40 p.m., a vehicle traveling north on Michigan Avenue near 103rd Street struck another vehicle, said Larry Langford, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. The first vehicle then hit the bus stop.
The crash was the result of a chase that started when Calumet District officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation and the vehicle sped away, police said.
Four pedestrians standing at the bus stop and a person inside the vehicle that was hit were injured, authorities said.
A 64-year-old woman who was inside the vehicle that was hit and a 25-year-old woman who was standing at the bus stop were treated and released from Roseland Community Hospital, police said.
Another 25-year-old woman was taken to Roseland Hospital in fair-to-serious condition, Langford said.
A 58-year-old man was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, also in fair-to-serious condition, he said.
Police said a 21-year-old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He was listed in serious-to-critical condition, Langford said.
The driver involved in the police chase -- a 49-year-old man -- attempted to run away after the crash, but was eventually apprehended, police said. Charges against him were pending early Wednesday.
He declined medical attention, authorities said.
The CTA rerouted the No. 34 South Michigan, No. 119 Michigan/119th and the No. 106 East 103rd bus routes while authorities investigated.
The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.