Man, teen charged in Eisenhower police chase

Christian Coleman. (Chicago Police Department)

A man and a 16-year-old boy are facing charges after they led officers on a chase Tuesday afternoon down the Eisenhower Expressway, police said.

Christian Coleman, 25, faces felony counts of aggravated fleeing causing bodily injury, and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death, according to Chicago police. He was also issued seven traffic citations.

A 16-year-old boy was charged with five counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a weapon, and one count of attempted aggravated vehicular hijacking with a weapon, all felonies, police said. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.

About 1:20 p.m., the suspects crashed on I-290 near Ashland Avenue as they were being pursued by Chicago police in connection with several carjackings, police said.

Coleman and the boy were injured in the crash and were taken to Stroger Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The boy was seriously injured, but his condition was stabilized.

Two women, ages 35 and 64, in a vehicle not involved in the chase, were taken to Stroger Hospital with serious injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, police and Chicago Fire Media said. Their conditions were stabilized.

No officers were injured, police said.

Coleman, of the Humboldt Park neighborhood, was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)

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