In Chicago, Illinois an Ace taxicab crashed into a restaurant across the street from the Daley Center this afternoon, according to the Chicago Tribune. The taxi hit the popular Italian eatery Petterino’s at 150 N. Dearborn Street at about 1:45 p.m. No one inside the restaurant was hurt, however passengers in the cab did suffer injuries.
What caused the accident is not yet clear. A fire department spokesperson reported that the accident happened when the cab served to avoid another vehicle. However, the cab driver said he lost control when he was rear-ended by another car. One of the passengers said he was not sure what happened.
Luckily, the window table where the cab struck was empty at the time of the accident and the outside eating area was closed today. Petterino’s is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. Try the Irv Kupcinet salad.