CHICAGO — Five people were injured Tuesday night when a driver trying to evade police crashed in a Roseland intersection.
Officers in the Calumet district tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman. The driver sped off, and a police chase ensued.
As the car sped through the intersection of 103rd Street and Michigan Avenue, it slammed into another car before spinning out and striking four pedestrians.
The driver then hopped out of his car and tried to run away, Sedevic said, but was quickly captured. The driver, a 49-year-old man, is in police custody and charges are pending.
Five people were hurt during the crash and treated for "non-critical injuries," Sedevic said.
A 64-year-old woman who was in the car the driver hit was treated at Roseland Community Hospital and released.
The pedestrians include: a 25-year-old woman in stable condition at Roseland, a 25-year-old woman treated at Roseland and released, a 21-year-old man in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center, and a 57-year-old man in stable condition at Advocate Trinity Hospital.
The police department's major accidents unit is investigating.
Police would not confirm why the officers tried to pull over the driver.