CHICAGO (STMW) — A hit-and-run driver damaged a building and struck another car, sending two people to area hospitals Thursday night in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood, police said.
About 8:45 p.m., a driver in a Chrysler 300 traveling north on Washtenaw Avenue struck a Nissan Altima driving westbound on 59th Street near the intersection, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
The Chrysler then struck a building on the northwest corner of the intersection, causing “significant structural damage,” Alfaro said.
Police said the driver of the Chrysler fled the scene on foot.
A 52-year-old woman in the Nissan was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and a man in his 20’s was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, police said.
Both were in “stable” condition and were walking and talking after the crash, Alfaro said.
A witness, Jeanetta Tanna, told reporters at the scene that she saw two men jump out of the Chrysler and run away after the crash.
No one was in custody as Area Central detectives investigated.
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