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2 women struck in Lincoln Park hit-and-run

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Two women were hospitalized after being struck twice by a car in a hit-and-run crash in Lincoln Park. (WLS)

Two women were hospitalized after being struck twice by a car in a hit-and-run crash in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, police said.

Two women were crossing the street near North Clybourn Avenue and West Sheffield Avenue when they were struck at about 8 p.m. Friday, police said. The driver then pulled a U-turn and hit the women again.

Witnesses said the driver did not stop and was traveling at a high rate of speed, perhaps as fast as 50 or 60 miles per hour, and driving erratically.

"And the car came flying up behind us, you could hear somebody coming at a fast rate of speed. And he veered to the left a bit, he almost hit our car, and then up about three or four car lengths ahead I saw him swerve back into the lane and I saw something fly up in the air," said Micki Emas, who witnessed the crash along with her husband Gary.

One witness said one of the women was dragged several blocks. The driver was in a black, newer model Acura, a witness said.

The two women were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A 24-year-old woman suffered broken hip and injuries to her back and stomach that could be life-threatening, officials said. A 34-year-old woman suffered injuries to her head and is in serious condition.

One man said he spotted the driver hiding under a porch near the accident scene and pointed police in his direction

"They were on top of a rooftop when I walked back down the alley and waved them over and said 'hey are you looking for a guy and said over here I think this may be your guy,'" said Joe Trost.

He said police took that man into custody. Chicago police could not confirm that a person was taken into custody in connection with the hit-and-run and said they are investigating.

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