3 Juveniles Charged With Driving Stolen Car, Crashing Into CTA Bus In Avondale

January 02, 2019 - 6:41 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Three juveniles have been charged with fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle and crashing into a CTA bus Tuesday afternoon in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Illinois State Police officers were chasing the stolen vehicle north on the Kennedy Expressway and then tried to pull the driver over on Kimball Avenue under the expressway, according to Illinois State Police.

The driver refused to stop and continued driving west, causing a multiple vehicle crash at 4:01 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Belmont Avenue, Chicago police said.

It was not immediately known when the vehicle was stolen or where it was stolen from, according to state police, who were questioning two persons of interest Tuesday evening.

At least one person was injured in the crash and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with injuries that weren’t life threatening, police said.

The three were charged with criminal trespass of a motor vehicle and were released Tuesday evening, state police said. Their names and ages were not released because they are juveniles.

No further information was immediately available.

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