NEAR WEST SIDE — A week after harsh winds blew an entire wall down, a smashed SUV still sits on the Near West Side.
The red Jeep Grand Cherokee was destroyed by a wall that collapsed from a construction site at Walnut and Wood streets Feb. 19, Chicago Fire Department officials confirmed last week. No injuries were reported in the incident.
On Thursday, a woman who was leaving work at Ri-Del Manufacturing, 1754 W. Walnut St., confirmed it was her SUV that was smashed. She subsequently met with a man who identified himself as the building's owner.
Reporter Stephanie Lulay describes seeing the crushed Jeep up-close.
A stretch of Walnut Street where the SUV is parked is now blocked off by construction tape. The wind accident occurred near Like Minds Brewing and a block from Goose Island Brewery.
Still and box building collapse 1800 walnut. Now struck no injury wind issue one car crushed pic.twitter.com/7oMs1mYUgN— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) February 19, 2016
Gusts swirling of up to 69 miles per hour wreaked havoc across town last Friday, shattering the windows of Wacker Drive office towers.
A week after harsh winds blew an entire wall over the street, a smashed SUV still sits on the Near West Side. [dnainfo/Stephanie Lulay]
A wall collapsed from the construction site at Walnut and Wood streets Feb. 19. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]
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