CHICAGO — Four people were injured in a South Loop car crash late Wednesday night, police said.
At 10:38 p.m., a Buick LaCrosse and a Jeep Cherokee were driving on South Columbus Drive near Roosevelt Road when the driver of the Buick accelerated and attempted to pass the Jeep on the right, said Officer Stacey Cooper, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.
The Buick then struck a curb, and then the Jeep, and then crashed into a concrete planter before it flipped over and burst into flames, Cooper said.
People who witnessed the crash pulled the driver out of the burning car, Cooper said.
The driver, a 33-year-old man, was taken to Northwestern Hospital. His passenger was taken to Stroger Hospital. The woman driving the Jeep was taken to Mercy Hospital and her passenger was taken to Northwestern Hospital. All four people involved in the crash were treated and released, Cooper said.
The driver of the Buick was ticketed for failure to stay in his lane, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and not having insurance, Cooper said.
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