Two Injured When SUV Crashes Into South Side Restaurant

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police are searching for the driver who plowed into a far South Side restaurant and sent two men to the hospital, reports CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman.

Chicago Police say this was no accident and that the driver meant to hit the two men standing in the front of the restaurant at the time.

The store front of RJ Chicken and Fish was pretty much ruined as glass, brick and steel were left scattered and even a piece of the SUV’s tail light was left behind.

The two men hit are in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police say the driver of that vehicle got into an argument with the men and then jumped into his vehicle, put it in reverse and slammed into the two men who were standing on the sidewalk at the time.

The vehicle also ended-up plowing into the restaurant, but the driver sped-off. It all happened around 1:30 Saturday morning when the restaurant was still open, but police say no one else was hurt.

“I am in shock because it is like a safe area here. It has never happened before. We have been in business two-and-a-half years, this is the first time it has happened like this,” said restaurant owner Riad Abawi.

Police are now looking for a white SUV, saying it’s sure to have lots of rear end damage.

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