Concrete falls to River North sidewalk after parking garage crash

Pieces of concrete littered the sidewalk below an elevated parking garage crash that damaged the garage wall in the 500 block of North State Street. (NVP News Video)
April 28, 2014 5:24:01 AM PDT
A female driver, 72, plowed into the wall of a River North parking garage. The impact sent concrete crashing to the sidewalk below, which struck a female pedestrian.

The woman lost control of her vehicle on the second floor of the parking garage above the Weber Grill at State Street and Grand Avenue just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

She hit a parked car, which was forced into a garage wall. The falling concrete struck a 39-year-old female pedestrian, who refused treatment.

The hole in the wall can be seen from the outside of the parking garage in the 500 block of north State Street. The concrete that fell onto the street and sidewalk remained taped off by police as they investigated the accident.

The female driver was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment and was later released. She was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Officials are investigating the full extent of the damage to the building.


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