|Taken at Wilson and Beacon Wednesday morning by a UU Facebook reader|
|The wreckage is taken away this morning (photo credit: Bill Biederman)|
An apparent car chase southbound on Beacon has come to a crashing halt at Beacon and Wilson, as one of the vehicles involved ran the stop sign and hit another car traveling on Wilson. Lots of cops on the scene, the alleged driver in handcuffs, and the predictable traffic tie-up. Avoid the area if you can while first responders get it under control.
Update: This was the end of an alleged carjacking that started on the Northwest side. According to the Sun-Times:
"Two people were arrested for hijacking an elderly man’s car and leading police on a North Side chase that ended in Uptown Wednesday night.
The 76-year-old man was parking his 1998 Mercedes about 9:30 p.m. in a garage in the 3600 block of West Peterson when a 17-year-old boy and 21-year-old man walked up, hit him over the head and took off in the car, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
Officers on patrol in a squad car spotted the stolen car, which led them on a car chase that ended when the Mercedes crashed into another vehicle in the 4600 block of North Beacon, Greer said. The alleged carjackers tried to run away but were arrested nearby.
The elderly man was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and an officer hurt during the foot chase was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said. Both were treated and released Wednesday night." Read more here.
Update: A 21-year-old from the West Side and a 17-year-old have been charged with the carjacking and other charges, including aggravated vehicular hijacking of a handicapped person, a felony; one felony count of aggravated fleeing of police; three counts of misdemeanor assault; one misdemeanor count of leaving the scene; and one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer. Read more about CBS Chicago here.