By Eric Cox

CHICAGO (CBS) — An 81-year-old woman died after she was pinned under a car that slammed into a building on the West Side.

Four others were seriously injured.

It happened at 4741 W. Fullerton in the Hermosa neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. The driver lost control while traveling east on Fullerton, went over the sidewalk and struck the five people in front of a commerical building, police said.

“It was truly a horrible sight to see,” said Steve, who runs a business near the accident scene. He agreed to speak with CBS 2 but only used his first name. “While we were working today, I heard a loud thump and then we realized there was a car crash.”

 

Several people were injured when a car hit them in the Hermosa neighborhood. (CBS)

The 81-year-old woman was pinned under the vehicle. She was transported to Illinois Masonic, where she died.

The four others, ranging in age from 60 to 82, all suffered leg injuries, and were being treated at area hospitals.

The driver, a 34-year-old man, was taken into custody.

Steve said the driver tried to leave with his car, but witnesses held him down.

Major Accidents is investigating.

 

Eric Cox