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4 Hurt After Driver Resists Carjacker, Crashes

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West Side, Carjacking Crash

A driver crashed into several cars after resisting a carjacker and getting his window shot out on the city’s West Side. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Four people were hurt Thursday night during an attempted carjacking on the city’s West Side.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, police say a man tried to carjack a vehicle with two people in it in the 4600 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports


But the driver decided not to submit to the carjacker and stepped on the gas.

Police say the carjacker started shooting, and shattered the driver’s side window.

The driver was cut in the face with glass, but thought, incorrectly, that he had been shot. In a panic, the driver crashed into several vehicles a few blocks away in the 5400 block of West Harrison Street.

The driver was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County for treatment. The woman who was in the car with him was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, as were two other who were involved in the crash.

No one was in custody in the crash as of late Friday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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