One Dead In Streeterville Taxi Accident

A cab lost control Monday morning, crashing into a building

By Dominic Trombino and Rosie Powers
|  Monday, Jun 27, 2011  |  Updated 1:03 PM CDT
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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Watch as an out of control taxi cab slams into a building.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Watch as an out of control taxi cab slams into a building.

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At least one pedestrian is dead and two others are injured after a Chicago Checkered Cab lost control Monday morning at a dangerous intersection in the Streeterville neighborhood.

The accident occurred at Illinois and Columbus avenues, when the cab slammed into a wall near the garage of the Embassy Suites on Illinois.

A witness told NBCChicago he saw the cab speeding east on Illinois and cut off another cab. The cab lost control, skidded sideways and hit a man on the north side on the street.

The driver and a passenger were taken to Northwestern University Hospital in critical condition, according to Police News Affairs officer Laura Kubiak. The passenger had to be cut out of the vehicle.

A pedestrian was confirmed dead at the scene, according to police officials.

This accident comes just weeks after 26-year-old graphic designer, Justyna Palka, was killed by a tour bus.

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