Weather Updates

SUV drives through garage barrier, lands on luxury cars

An SUV crashed through barrier Loop parking garages landed top two cars level below THursday. / phofrom Chicago Fire Dept.

An SUV crashed through a barrier in a Loop parking garages and landed on top of two cars a level below on THursday. / photo from Chicago Fire Dept.

storyidforme: 32468863
tmspicid: 11843486
fileheaderid: 5411857
Article Extras
Story Image

Updated: June 21, 2012 3:35PM

He wasn’t hurt — but that much couldn’t be said for the luxury cars beneath him.

A 74-year-old man driving a 2012 BMW X5 crashed through cable barriers separating two levels of a Loop parking garage Thursday — and his SUV came to a stop atop a 2005 Jaguar and a 2003 Mercedes-Benz parked on the level beneath him, police said.

It happened at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in the garage at 20 E. Randolph — just east of Macy’s on State Street.

Police cited the 74-year-old with driving too fast for conditions.

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.