SUV hits car, then crashes into house in Oak Lawn
By Casey Toner firstname.lastname@example.org March 4, 2014 9:10PM
Car strikes house at 87th Street and New England in Oak Lawn on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | Casey Toner/Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 6, 2014 6:41AM
Two women and an infant suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when a sport utility vehicle, fleeing the scene of an accident in Burbank, hit a car in Oak Lawn before driving into a house, police said.
Oak Lawn police Sgt. Joe Garrett said the second crash occurred about 4:45 p.m. when the southbound BMW SUV, being pursued by Burbank police, ran a stop sign at 87th Street and New England Avenue and collided witht a car that was eastbound on 87th Street. The SUV then smashed into a house on the southwest corner of 87th and New England, Garrett said.
The hit-and-run occurred about a minute earlier at 79th and New England in Burbank, leading to the brief police pursuit, Burbank police said.
They said the female driver of the SUV and her infant child were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the baby was listed in good condition and the woman in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
The drivers of the other two vehicles were also taken to Christ, where they were both listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. A woman in the house was not injured, Garrett said.
Bruno Danko, of Burbank, lives less than a block from the accident scene and heard the crash from inside his home.
“It sounded like metal on metal, just a big bang,” Danko said.
Emilio Nunez, 13, lives across the street from the house that was hit. He said he saw a woman exit the SUV and apologize to police before being taken into custody.
Nunez said firefighters has to extricate the driver of the car.
Contributing: Sun-Times Media Wire