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Downtown Taxi Crash Leaves 4 Hurt

A two-vehicle crash left four people seriously injured early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

A two-vehicle crash left four people seriously injured early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Four people were hurt when an SUV and a taxi collided downtown early Wednesday.

A Porsche SUV was northbound in the 400 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when the driver failed to stop at a red light and struck a taxi, police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

The driver of the Porsche, a 28-year-old man, and the taxi driver were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Estrada said. The two passengers in the taxi, a 32-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

All four suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Estrada said. Fire Media Affairs initially said all four were in serious-to-critical condition.

The driver of the Porsche was ticketed for disobeying a red light, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and operating an uninsured vehicle, Estrada said.

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