Pedestrian dead, 2 others injured after SUV drives into Calumet City bus stop


CALUMET CITY, Ill. — A pedestrian died and two others were injured after an SUV drove into a Calumet City bus stop Thursday afternoon.

At around 2 p.m., authorities were dispatched to the area of Sibley and Torrence Avenue on the report of multiple pedestrians struck.

Police said an SUV drove into a bus shelter and struck three people, including two who were at the shelter.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two others, a man and a woman, were transported in unknown conditions to a local hospital.

Nakeena Thomas was picking up a prescription at a nearby Walgreens and witnessed the incident.

“I was just in shock, I was like, ‘Oh my God,'” Thomas said. “My heart goes out to the family of everyone that was in the accident. This is a terrible thing. This is a horrible thing.”

She said she saw one of the injured victims try to keep the other one alive.

“He heard something, and before he could shift his body to move, the car hit him on the arm, knocked him down, hit the female construction worker,” Thomas said. “And then hit the guy who was waiting at the bus stop with his bike and dragged his body probably about 50 feet.”

It is unknown if anyone is in custody.

Anyone with information can call police at 708-868-2500.

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