Passenger killed, driver critically injured after car strikes parked SUV on South Side

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CHICAGO – A passenger was killed and a driver is in critical condition after a car collided with a parked SUV, rolled over a tree and struck a building early Sunday morning on the South Side.

Surveillance video shows the BMW speeding east on 69th St. in Englewood around 4:30 a.m. before hitting the SUV and rolling over. Firefighters had to extricate the 36-year-old driver and his passenger, 25-year-old Mattulia Robinson, from the car. Robinson was killed in the crash, and the driver is in critical condition at Christ Hospital with severe injuries to his arms, head and shoulders.

Geraldine Mabry- Smith runs the community nonprofit “Life Builders United” out of the building struck by the car.

"The thing of it is, this shouldn’t have happened. As people we got to have more respect for other people and what this can do to other people,” Smith said.

While the BMW came to rest right outside their door, Smith said a single tree was the only thing that stopped the sports car from doing more damage. She said she's been advocating for an all-way stop sign or a light at the intersection of 69th and Emerald, near where the accident happened.

"We sit out here in the evening time and we see so many children almost hit by cars, flying down the street," Smith said. "I’m here to fight for life. I’m here to give them a better life. Of course I’m crushed inside, and I don’t even know who the lady is right now.”

The incident is under investigation.

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