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Vehicle Hits Roseland Bus Stop After Police Chase, Five Hurt

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were hurt after a vehicle hit a bus stop Tuesday night after a police chase in the Roseland neighborhood.

About 8:40 p.m., a vehicle traveling north on Michigan Avenue near 103rd Street struck another vehicle, said Larry Langford, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. The first vehicle then hit the bus stop.

The crash was the result of a chase that started when Calumet District officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation and the vehicle sped away, police said.

Four pedestrians standing at the bus stop and a person inside the vehicle that was hit were injured, authorities said.

A 64-year-old woman who was inside the vehicle that was hit and a 25-year-old woman who was standing at the bus stop were treated and released from Roseland Community Hospital, police said.

Another 25-year-old woman was taken to Roseland Hospital in fair-to-serious condition, Langford said.

A 58-year-old man was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, also in fair-to-serious condition, he said.

Police said a 21-year-old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He was listed in serious-to-critical condition, Langford said.

The driver involved in the police chase — a 49-year-old man — attempted to run away after the crash, but was eventually apprehended, police said. Charges against him were pending early Wednesday.

He declined medical attention, authorities said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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