ELMHURST, Ill. — A chase with a possible armed robbery suspect in a stolen car that started in Oak Brook ended in a crash in Elmhurst and left 10 people with minor injuries, according to a source and Elmhurst police.
The chase started around 2:45 p.m. near 22nd Street and Midwest Road in Oak Brook.
The pursuit continued north on Route 83 to St. Charles Road and went by York High School.
As it passed St. Charles Road and Berkley Avenue, the driver running from police side-swiped a school bus, according to the Elmhurst Police Department. Only the bus driver was on the bus at the time and they weren’t injured.
The driver also side-swiped a car near St. Charles Road and Spring Road, Elmhurst police said. No injuries were reported.
It ended near St. Charles Road and Argyle Avenue when the driver crashed into another car.
A man and a woman were taken into custody, Elmhurst police said.
A total of 10 people suffered minor injuries and were taken to three hospitals for treatment, according to police.
There were sports practices and games underway at the high school as the chase went by.
Several residents said they were home and heard the crash and saw a flood of officers in the aftermath.
“I was out in the backyard with my three kids, and I heard a screeching, so I ran to my gate in the driveway, and I saw two cars crashed right on our front lawn,” Jackie Hood said. “Then I saw the police get of her car and draw her gun, so I got the kids and ran inside.”
Mike Conti said there were people out walking and about 30 or 40 people saw the crash.
“Definitely a close call, but somebody was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Conti said. “Hopefully, they’re alright.”