Fiery Crash Near Chicago's Grant Park Injures 1, Splits Car - NBC Chicago

Fiery Crash Near Chicago's Grant Park Injures 1, Splits Car

Witnesses said a black Lamborghini struck a pole, which caused the car to split in half

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    Fiery Crash Near Chicago's Grant Park Injures 1, Splits Car
    Ash-Har Quraishi

    One person was injured in a fiery crash involving two cars near Chicago's Grant Park on Saturday.

    Fire officials said around 3 p.m., two vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of S Columbus Dr and E Balbo Dr. One person was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The victim's age and condition were not immediately available.

    Video from the scene showed a massive blaze and thick smoke billowing from a black Lamborghini, which appeared to split in half during the crash. Images showed the rear end of the car on the sidewalk on the east side of Columbus, several feet from the front end of the car in the intersection.

    Witnesses said the Lamborghini was hit, then slammed into a pole which tore the car in half. Witness Andre King said he and a deputy extracted the driver, who was conscious and was taken from the scene in an ambulance. King said shortly after the driver was pulled from the wreck, the Lamborghini burst into flames.

    Authorities did not release any further information on the cause or circumstances leading up to the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.

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