CHICAGO (CBS) — A driver was critically injured Tuesday night when he crashed into three other vehicles while fleeing a traffic stop in Aurora. Two others were injured in the crash.
Police said officers pulled over a Mazda sedan around 9 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of McCoy Drive and Eola Road.READ MORE: Illinois Attorney General Now Investigating Center For Covid Control Amid Accusations Of Deception, Fraud Against Insurance Companies
After officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the driver, the man sped away and crashed into three other vehicles at the intersection of McCoy and Autumn Lake drives.
The driver and passenger in the Mazda were pinned inside the vehicle and had to be extricated from the car. The driver was taken to the hospital in critical, but stable, condition. The passenger was hospitalized in fair condition.
The driver of one of the other vehicles involved in the crash also was hospitalized in fair condition.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Dangerous Subzero Temps, Lake Effect Snow In Some Areas
No other injuries were reported.
Police said investigators have learned the passenger in the car that fled the traffic stop had an outstanding felony arrest warrant. He will be arrested when he is released from the hospital.
The Kane County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the crash, due to the severity of the driver’s injuries, and the fact it happened following a traffic stop.MORE NEWS: Some Express Concern About Prospect Of 18-Year-Old Drivers Being Allowed To Drive Semi-Trailer Trucks Across State Lines
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