Lakeview crash critically injures girl, 17, after vehicle jumps curb, hits tree: Chicago police

Teen injured when car broke up into pieces upon impact

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Monday, August 8, 2022
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The impact was so violent the car was broken up into pieces.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 17-year-old girl was critically injured early Monday morning after the car she was driving jumped the curb and hit a tree in Lakeview, Chicago police said.

The girl was in a black Honda sedan, driving south in the 2800-block of Ashland Avenue about 12:05 a.m., when she lost control of the vehicle, according to CPD. That caused the car to jump the curb and hit a tree before coming to a complete stop.

The impact was so violent the car was broken up into pieces.

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The girl suffered "trauma to the body" and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition, police said.

Hers was the only car involved, according to CPD.

Area Three detectives are investigating. No one else was injured.