Woman killed in Chicago car accident by car fleeing police

A 21-year-old woman died in a Chicago car accident over the weekend after her vehicle was struck by a car fleeing police, the Breaking News Center reported.

The crash occurred in the South Side’s Bronzeville neighborhood about 1:20 a.m. Saturday. The woman was sitting in a Hyundai when it was struck by a Honda at East 47th Street and South King Drive. She was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m. at Stroger Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police took the driver of the Honda into custody but could not say whether the Honda’s driver was hurt or whether the victim was driving the Hyundai. Police had attempted to pull the driver of the Honda over for a traffic violation. However the driver fled and was being chased at the time of the crash.

The Major Accidents Investigation Unit is reviewing the accident and charges are pending, according to CBS2.

The Fourth of July ushers in the second half of 2010. As our Chicago accident lawyers have been reporting, a record-low number of traffic fatalities have occurred during the first half of the year. Through Fourth of July weekend, 364 fatal Illinois traffic accidents have killed 397 motorists.

The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that is 55 fewer fatalities than occurred during the same period last year.

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