4 Hurt After Driver Resists Carjacker, Crashes

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.

  • fed up

    We all know that this wasn’t a carjacking. It was just a brother trying to get a ride home in someone else’s car. If this was a crime it would be a rare occurrance, but it is very prevalent.

  • Ken

    Just a brother trying to get a ride but then begins shooting when he doesn’t get his way. Glad he’s not my brother!

  • dan

    If you can’t fight them just shoot them.

  • Yard Ape

    I wonder if the assailant is black??? LOL !!!! F-ing shines!!! I hope they have a nice bloody weekend killing each other as usual !!! Emphasis on KILL, not wound, otherwise whitey gets stuck with the bill.

    FYI – to ALL negros, “emphasis” is not a name !!!!

    • NWA

      I know yo momma splained it to me lass nite and yo sistah tood me dis mornin.


      • NWA

        I be havin sex wit my momma and my sistah too. We all be havin sex with evrybody, dat be the black way….havin sex and cashin dem chex.


  • Just Axin

    Yard Ape- That’s one of your best ones yet!

    • Yard Ape

      Thnx, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I see NWApe enjoyed it also. I wonder if that savage’s sister’s name is Emphasis?? What say you sub-species of simians???

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