Truck crashes into store in Greater Grand Crossing - FOX 13 News

Driver cited after truck hits store, injures 5

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Emergency crews respond to a truck that crashed into a store Friday afternoon near 71st Street and King Drive. (Fire Media Affairs) Emergency crews respond to a truck that crashed into a store Friday afternoon near 71st Street and King Drive. (Fire Media Affairs)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A driver has been cited after a crash that sent a pickup careening into a storefront, pinning a shopper and injuring a total of five people Friday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

The crash happened about 2:35 p.m. near the Farmers Food Basket at 71st Street and King Drive, fire officials said.

A pickup truck crashed into a sedan, then crashed into the store where the truck pinned a 61-year-old woman against the building, police and fire officials said.

Firefighters were able to get to the shopper and take her out on a backboard, Fire Media Affairs Chief Larry Langford said. She was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in “stable” condition.

Two children riding in the sedan were hurt in the crash and taken in good condition to University of Chicago Medical Center, Langford said.

Two adults in the sedan were also injured and taken to hospitals in fair-to-serious condition, Langford said. Paramedics took the sedan’s driver to Saint Bernard Hospital, while a passenger went to University of Chicago Medical Center.

No one in the pickup was hurt, Langford said.

The pickup’s driver, 51-year-old Freddie Williams, was cited for making an improper left turn, failure to yield, failure to produce a driver’s license and driving without insurance, police said.

Williams, of the 5200 block of South Woodlawn Avenue, is scheduled to appear in traffic court May 27th, police said.

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