Van Slams In Building, Injuring Three

Women were going about 100 MPH down Halsted, police say.

Saturday, Oct 2, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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Three women were seriously injured when the minivan they were traveling in at a high rate of speed rammed into a pole and hit a building on the Far South Side Saturday morning.

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Three women were seriously injured when the minivan they were traveling in at a high rate of speed rammed into a pole and hit a building on the Far South Side  Saturday morning.

About 5:55 a.m. a green Chevrolet minivan was traveling north on Halsted Street Street about 100 miles an hour veered off the roadway and hit a light pole in the 11100 block.  The pole had a police POD camera on it.

It then went airborne, flipping three times before crashing into a fence and hitting the side of a building.

Two people were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn while the third was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to Fire Media Affairs Richard Rosado, who said all three were in serious condition.

Two of the women hurt are in their late 20s and the third is in her ealry 30s, police said.
 
The building has at least one dentist’s office inside it, and the minivan had to be towed from the scene.
 
None of the victims were ejected from the minivan, police said.
 
The roadway was slick because of rain and the posted speed limit is 30 mph, according to police.

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