Man Critically Hurt When Car Hits Him, Two Others

CHICAGO (STMW) – Police are interviewing a woman driving a Ford Thunderbird who hit three pedestrians including a woman and a child at a parking lot of an auto parts store on the South Side Saturday afternoon in the Englewood community.

Paramedics responded to the incident at 1:20 p.m. to the 6600 block of South Halsted Street, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Chief Kevin MacGregor.

A woman was driving a Ford Thunderbird when she struck three pedestrians in the parking lot of Murray’s -O’Reilly Auto Parts, 6619 S. Halsted St., said Englewood District police Lt. Brent Fidler.

A man was critically injured and a woman and child did not suffer any life threatening injuries, the lieutenant said.

MacGregor said one person was taken in serious to critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and another person was taken in fair condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, MacGregor said.

“Police were called because a crowd was forming,’’ apparently upset that a child had been struck, according to Fidler.

While it was not immediately known what cause the crash, Murray’s -O’Reilly Asst. Manager Derrick Thornton said the front end of the late 1980s or early 90s car struck a Dumpster in the lot, after possibly having problems with its brakes.

Thornton said he not know the woman driving or any of the victims.

The woman is being interviewed but no charges have been filed or citations written as of 2:45 p.m.

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  • Gabe

    Boy am sure she was insured, had a drivers license, and was very sorry for what happened.

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