CHICAGO (CBS) –A stolen car crashed and caught fire on Tuesday night after a brief chase on DuSable Lake Shore Drive involving Illinois State Police and Chicago Police.
The accident happened around 8:30 p.m.
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It is not known where the car was stolen from, but it ended up on Drive near Oakwood Boulevard.
Two people were injured and both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The fire department said one was in severe to critical condition, the other in good condition.
It is not clear whether the people who were injured were suspects or simply trapped.
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We saw at least one person taken away in handcuffs.
Police later said four adults were turned away at gunpoint as they sat in a parked silver Honda Tuesday night. They all got out and he got in the car and drove off, only to crash into the 400 block of East Pershing Road in Bronzeville.
The car thief then crashed into another vehicle and bailed out on foot, but the man whose car he struck left, police said.
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Police did not explain how this led to the fiery crash – or if it was even part of the same chain of events or a separate crime – although the 3900 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive did. been mentioned as the address of the event.