Car crashes into house in Chicago’s West Norwood Park neighborhood

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CHICAGO -- A high speed crash caused damage to a home and streets on Chicago’s Northwest Side early this morning but miraculously no one was seriously injured.

The accident happened around 3:10 a.m. Thursday in the 7600 block of West Talcott Avenue in the city’s West Norwood Park neighborhood.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, walked away with barely a scratch. His car jumped the curb and took out a fire hydrant at Talcott and Overhill.  The car then hit a stop sign, crossed the street,  took down a light pole and a fence on the corner lot then slammed into a car that was parked in the driveway.

The impact pushed the parked car into the house.  The impact was so forceful it shifted the brick and made the house unstable.

The driver was uninjured. He was issued several citations including driving without a license or insurance and negligent driving.  Police say he fell asleep at the wheel.

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