SUV Crashes Into Home After Alleged Hit-And-Run

By Dick Johnson
|  Thursday, Mar 6, 2014  |  Updated 3:46 PM CDT
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Police say driver smashed into car and veered into the front of a house.

Police say driver smashed into car and veered into the front of a house.

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Police say a driver smashed into a southwest suburban Oak Lawn home Tuesday while fleeing a hit-and-run crash.

It happened at 87th Street near Newcastle Avenue.

Police say the driver of the BMW SUV was speeding down the road when it smashed into a car and veered into the house, creating a gaping hole in the front of the home.

Terry Marusarz said her mother were sitting close to where the impact occurred, but she was not injured -- just startled.

"Ran out because of the big boom and my mom screaming. They missed my mom and the dog by, I'm telling you, 4 feet," Marusarz said.

Two female drivers and a baby suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash.

Eyewitnesses said the driver of the BMW with an infant in a car seat jumped out of the car moments after impact with a bloody face.

"She started running on 87th with her hands up yelling, 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry,'" an eyewitness told NBC 5.

But minutes before, police say the BMW was involved in a hit-and-run crash at 79th Street and New England in nearby Burbank.

"Some people flagged down our officers that were responding saying, 'That's the car that was leaving the scene,'" Burbank Police Chief Mike Dudlo said. "We have no idea what she was thinking."

Police say charges are pending against the driver.

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