CHICAGO, Ill. — A potentially deadly accident, possibly induced by alcohol, occurred recently on Chicago’s Northwest Side. According to a story appearing on the CBS Chicago 2 website, Chicago police apprehended the inebriated operator after the crash that took place around 12:30 a.m. in the Union Ridge neighborhood of Chicago. The inebriated driver and his passenger were both injured in the wreck. The condition of the driver of the vehicle they hit is unknown or if the vehicle was occupied when the crash happened. Chicago police are expected to file numerous criminal charges against the driver.
Around 12:30 a.m., on a Tuesday morning, Chicago police on routine patrol saw a white Nissan traveling extremely fast in the vicinity of McVicker Avenue and Higgins Avenue in Union Ridge. Officers attempted to stop the car for a speeding violation. The driver did not pull over as directed and began to flee. Chicago police officers did not give chase after determining that engaging in pursuit after the speeding car was unsafe.
The white Nissan took off from police but did not travel far. The Nissan struck a Jeep and flipped over. The airborne Nissan came close to hitting a house in the 5300 block of North Nagle Avenue. There was no information that the Jeep was occupied at the time of the crash.
A neighbor witnessed the entire event. She told CBS Chicago 2 that she heard the crash and knew right away what happened. She said Chicago Fire and other first responders fought to free the two men trapped in the overturned Nissan. Eventually, the firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate the trapped occupants of the vehicle. Chicago EMS brought the driver and passenger to a local hospital. The hospital listed them as in good condition and released the driver to police, who placed the man into custody.
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