CHICAGO — A man was arrested and charged after he fled police in an SUV and crashed it into another car Monday morning in Greater Grand Crossing, cops said.
Malik Brooks, 19, of the 4100 block of South Drexel Boulevard, was charged with aggravated fleeing causing bodily injury, police said. He also faces misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass to vehicle and driving without a license.
Brooks was also ticketed for disobeying a flashing red traffic light, failure to stop at a stop sign, driving without insurance and failing to wear a seat belt, according to police.
Also charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicle were Kadree Renfro, 21, and Elisha Land, 20. Marquise Delphie, 30, was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicle and violating conditions of bail, according to police.
Police on Monday said they responded to a call of a gun transaction in the 1100 block of East 67th Street about 10:40 a.m in which someone was handing a gun to someone in a Lexus SUV.
When police got to the scene, the driver fled, and cops chased him until the pursuit was called off, according to police.
Police initially said the SUV was reported stolen, and that the driver had at least one passenger with him.
The driver then crashed into a Pontiac in the 300 block of East Marquette Road, leaving three women in the car injured, police had said. They were initially in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Fire Department, though cops said they were expected to be released in good condition later that day.
The driver and a passenger also suffered injuries, police said, and they were taken to local hospitals.