Woman Pinned By Pickup in Grocery Store Crash

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    A surveillance camera captures video of a truck crashing into a South Side grocery store. (Published Friday, Apr 18, 2014)

    A crash sent a pickup careening into a storefront, pinning a shopper and injuring a total of five people Friday afternoon in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

    The crash happened about 2:35 p.m. near the Farmers Food Basket at 71st Street and King Drive, fire officials said.

    A pickup truck crashed into a sedan, then crashed into the store where the truck pinned a 61-year-old woman against the building, police and fire officials said.

    Firefighters were able to get to the shopper and take her out on a backboard, Fire Media Affairs Chief Larry Langford said. She was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in “stable” condition.

    Two children riding in the sedan were hurt in the crash and taken in good condition to University of Chicago Medical Center, Langford said.

    Two adults in the sedan were also injured and taken to hospitals in fair-to-serious condition, Langford said. Paramedics took the sedan’s driver to Saint Bernard Hospital, while a passenger went to University of Chicago Medical Center.

    No one in the pickup was hurt, and the driver of the truck is in police custody, Langford said.

    Police are investigating, and no charges or citations have been filed as of Friday afternoon, police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney said.