Car Jumps Curb in Downtown Chicago, Injuring 6 People, Officials Say

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By Wire Service
July 9, 2022Chicagoshare
Car Jumps Curb in Downtown Chicago, Injuring 6 People, Officials Say
A car that jumped a curb and crashed near businesses just north of downtown Chicago on July 8, 2022. (Courtesy of Chicago Fire Media)

Six people were injured Friday night when a car jumped a curb and crashed near businesses just north of downtown Chicago, authorities said.

Most of the victims were sitting at an outdoor table on North Wells Street when the crash happened, officials said.

Five were taken to hospitals for treatment, according to the Chicago fire department.

Two suffered broken legs and three others in good condition with injuries ranging from cuts, bruises and a hurt foot, Chicago police spokesperson Tom J. Ahern said in a news release.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. local time, when the driver of a Lexus sedan, heading southbound on North Wells Street, tried to pass a Toyota Prius headed in the same direction, police said.

While trying to drive around the Prius, “the driver of the Lexus clipped the front end of the Prius and lost control of the vehicle causing it to jump the curb,” Ahern said in the statement..

The driver who allegedly caused the crash fled the scene on foot, Ahern added. The other driver was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene, he said.

No one was in custody as of early Saturday, and the crash is under investigation, police said.

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