Driver Flees After Hit-And-Run With Taxi

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    A cab driver and his passenger were hurt in a hit-and-run on the far North Side early Sunday.

    The driver of a car that hit a taxi and injured two people early Sunday is being sought by police after fleeing the scene and abandoning the car.

    Around 4 a.m., a car side-swiped a taxi cab at 6812 N. Clark St., injuring the driver of the taxi and its passenger, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

    The car, a 2000 Dodge Neon, was traveling north on Clark Street, when the driver caused the car to cross over the center line and side-swipe the taxi cab, a Ford Crown Victoria, Mirabelli said.

    The driver of the car drove a block from the scene of the accident and then abandoned the car, fleeing on foot, Mirabelli said. Police were looking for the hit-and-run driver Sunday morning.

    The taxi driver, a 55-year-old, was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Mirabelli said. A rear-seat fare passenger in the taxi was also taken to Saint Francis Hospital, he said.