CHICAGO (WLS) -- A CPS Safe Passage worker was struck Wednesday afternoon during a South Side car crash that injured at least four other people, sources told ABC7.
The crash happened in the 6300 block of South Stewart Avenue, in the Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said.
Police said a white Infiniti traveling westbound on 63rd Street crashed into a maroon Volkswagen in the intersection. Sources told ABC7 that the white Infiniti was a speeding stolen car.
"I seen the cars crash together, and then the white car was in a lot of smoke, and I thought it was going to blow up," Englewood resident Iola Larry said.
A pedestrian was standing on the corner when they were hit by an unknown object from the crash, police said. Sources told ABC7 the pedestrian was a CPS Safe Passage worker.
"She was laying on the ground without moving, and then eventually near the end, like when the ambulance came, then she sat up," Larry said. "And they took her to the hospital, but she looked like she was seriously hurt, though."
Five people were taken to hospitals, Chicago fire officials said.
Chicago police said the injured pedestrian was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition. A man and woman inside the white Infiniti were also taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition. Two men inside the maroon Volkswagen were taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.
The driver of the white Infiniti was arrested at the scene after trying to run away, police said. Charges are pending.
"I roll up, and I see smoke coming out of the white car over there and somebody jumped out and try to run," Englewood resident Evoria Williams said. "The boy jump out and run, and he was limping, so he was easy to catch."
No other details surrounding the crash were immediately available. Police continue to investigate.
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