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Near West Side Crash Leaves Driver In Grave Condition, Police Say

By Kelly Bauer | September 3, 2017 10:36am | Updated on September 5, 2017 8:37am

CHICAGO —  A speeding van flipped several times and hit a CTA bus shelter on the Near West Side early Sunday, police said.

At 1:43 a.m., a 23-year-old man was driving the van at a "high rate of speed" in the 2300 block of West Madison Street when another driver pulled into the road from a parking lot, police said.

The van's driver swerved to avoid the car, causing the van flip and roll several times, hit several trees and crash into a CTA bus shelter, police said. The driver of the other car drove away.

The 23-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital in "grave" conditon, police said. One of his passengers, a 22-year-old man, needed stitches to his face and was in good condition at Stroger Hospital.

Another man in the van, who was 25, refused medical treatment, police said.

An investigation is ongoing, police said.