Car Crash Near Buckingham Fountain Injures Three People

Drivers who are being pursued by police during a police chase often drive at high speeds and in an otherwise reckless fashion.  Often, these drivers wind up crashing their vehicles, often resulting in injuries to themselves or others.  On this site there have been many such Chicago crashes summarized, with many resulting in accident injuries and fatalities.

According to Chicago Police, there was a carjacking Tuesday (October 9, 2018) night in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood that resulted in injuries to three people, including a pedestrian and a bicyclist, after the carjacked Mercedes-Benz crashed.

The accident resulting after the carjacking is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the October 10, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Teen boy charged with Gold Coast carjacking, crash that left 3 hurt.”  An excerpt:

About 7:15 p.m., a 30-year-old man left his 2015 Mercedes-Benz running in the 1000 block of North Rush with the doors unlocked while he unloaded items from the trunk, according to Chicago police. The boy then got into the vehicle and drove off.

The man tried to stop the suspect and ended up getting dragged by the vehicle as it drove away, police said. The suspect eventually crashed the Mercedes-Benz into multiple parked cars, a pedestrian and a bicyclist in the 300 block of South Lake Shore Drive, near Jackson.

Among those injured where the 30-year-old owner of the Mercedes-Benz as well as the pedestrian and bicyclist.  The pedestrian and driver were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  The bicyclist, a 45-year-old man, received medical treatment at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago carjacking that resulted in accident injuries can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the October 9 article titled “Gold Coast carjacking ends in crash near Buckingham Fountain.”


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