CHICAGO — Four people are in the hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run crash near Guaranteed Rate Field Tuesday evening.
According to the Chicago Police Department, two men and two women were walking to Guaranteed Rate Field just outside the stadium near West 35th Street and South Shields Avenue around 6:22 p.m. when they were hit by a silver sedan travelling at a high rate of speed.
As the incident unfolded near 35th Street, one of the victims hit by the vehicle flipped on top of the car and fell through the sun roof. The sedan fled the scene, with the one victim still in the car.
Police officers responding to 35th Street administered first aid to the three victims remaining on scene. One of the victims, a 51-year-old woman, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Another victim, a 25 year-old man, was taken to Stroger Hospital also in critical condition. The third victim, a 24-year-old man, was also taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
Police said CPD officers, SWAT team members, and Illinois State Police troopers pursued the fleeing vehicle from 35th Street and were able to catch the vehicle after it crashed on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 47th Street.
The victim who flipped up onto the sedan and fell through the sunroof was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition from the scene of the crash on the Dan Ryan, while three passengers in the vehicle — a 23-year-old man, 25-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman — were all taken to nearby hospitals in fair condition.
According to police, the male driver was placed into police custody and taken to a nearby hospital. Charges are pending.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and being investigated by the CPD Major Accidents Unit.