2 pedestrians struck during police pursuit in East Garfield Park

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police say two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle fleeing police in East Garfield Park Tuesday evening.

Police say the two victims were struck near South Homan Avenue and West 5th Avenue around 6:45 p.m. A 72-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. The woman suffered an injury to her ankle and a laceration to her head; the man suffered bruising to his leg and shoulder.

The female victim was identified by her daughter as Margaret Ward.

Margaret Ward (right)

Police said one offender is in custody. Charges are pending.