Car Into Building
An SUV crashed into the lobby of Northwestern Memorial Hospital early Wednesday, after a valet driver mistakenly stepped on the accelerator, instead of the brake pedal.
About 12:25 a.m., a 19-year-old woman driving an SUV eastbound on 79th Street near Crandon Avenue swerved to avoid a crash with a westbound vehicle and struck a commercial building, police said.
A speeding car was heading east on Madison Street about 2:30 a.m. when it struck a van near Keeler Avenue, police said. The car then struck another car and a fire hydrant before hitting a building.
After a van smashed through the front of a West Side clothing store early Wednesday, 20 people swarmed inside, stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer jeans in less than three minutes.
A vehicle was involved in an accident with a CTA bus in the 3900 block of West Ontario around 12:15 a.m., police said, citing preliminary information. One of the vehicles hit a building, which caught fire after the crash, police said.
A woman who lives next door to the house in the 400 block of Colford Avenue said she saw a man in a silver SUV accelerate on the driveway, clip the side of the house, and smash all the way through the garage in the back yard.
The vehicle was driven in to a building near 119th Street and Eggleston Avenue about 5:10 a.m.
Police responded to the call about 8:30 p.m. at 7-Eleven, 11900 S. Harlem Ave., after the woman’s vehicle accelerated into the store, according to Palos Heights Police Sgt. Jeff Crowley.
The 3-year-old boy was riding in a stolen SUV that crashed into a vacant building in the 2000 block of West 59th Street shortly before midnight Sunday night.
Three people were displaced after a car crashed into a building in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side early Tuesday.
The Chicago Fire Department responded shortly after 5:30 a.m., after two cars struck a building at the corner of Fullerton and Kimball Avenues.
Only the senior citizen who was driving the Ford Expedition suffered any injuries.
The driver told police he was turning around and hit the gas instead of the brakes and the van drove right through the curb cut and down the sidewalk in reverse and crashed through the double doors at Woodland Middle School.
Two people were hurt when a car crashed into a Binny’s Beverage Depot in Highland Park and caught fire Thursday morning.
A woman who put her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake crashed into a cleaners Tuesday afternoon in north suburban Skokie.
Officials in west suburban Hinsdale are considering installing reinforced posts in the village’s downtown business district, as a way to prevent cars from jumping the curb and hitting buildings.
It’s happened again in downtown Hinsdale; on Monday, for the third time in five weeks, a car crashed into a building on the same block in its historic downtown district.
A van slammed into a display window in the 900 N. Michigan Ave. skyscraper on the Magnificent Mile Friday morning.
It was a mess Thursday morning at a mattress store in Skokie, after a car plowed right into the middle of the showroom.
Texting and alcohol proved to be a potent and dangerous mix for an Aurora man.