Out-of-control van strikes pedestrian, flips over, catches fire on Near South Side

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A van struck a pedestrian, flipped over and caught fire on the Near South Side Wednesday night, Chicago police said.

Police said that at about 9 p.m. in the 300-block of East Cermak Road, a Chevy van was driving northbound on Martin Luther King Drive when it lost control.

The van struck a 69-year-old woman, flipped over and caught on fire, police said. The van's occupants, including the driver, fled the scene.

The woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. No one is currently in custody. No further details have been released.
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