Mom Pulls Son, 3, From SUV After Crash

Monday, May 12, 2014  |  Updated 10:02 PM CDT
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A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after a stolen SUV crashed and burst into flames in West Englewood. His mother saw the crash and helped pull the boy to safety. Police are still searching for the driver. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.

A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after a stolen SUV crashed and burst into flames in West Englewood. His mother saw the crash and helped pull the boy to safety. Police are still searching for the driver. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports.

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Bystander Pulls Boy, 3, From SUV After Crash

A 3-year-old boy was rescued from an SUV that caught fire after crashing into a building in the West Englewood neighborhood late Sunday. Christian Farr reports.
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A mother rescued her 3-year-old son from an SUV that caught fire after crashing into a building in the West Englewood neighborhood late Sunday.

The SUV crashed into a vacant building in the 2000 block of West 59th Street about 11:45 p.m., police said.

The driver ran from the SUV after the crash, police said. The mother was following in another vehicle and pulled the boy out of the SUV. A bystander started performing CPR.

By the time police arrived on the scene, the SUV had burst into flames, police said.

"I heard a giant pop. It sounded like a pop can being crushed or something," said Anthony Anderson who was nearby. "Somebody was yelling for help. I couldn't tell if it was a male or female at that time."

The boy was resuscitated with the help of a police sergeant and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

Police say the SUV was reported stolen sometime last week. Police say the driver was not in custody.

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