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Cab Crashes Into Loop 7-11, Seven Hurt

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 21, 2010 2:40PM

Image via CBS 2
No, it wasn't a scene from Transformers 3 filming around downtown. It was a very real crash that hurt seven people and sent four to the hospital as a crash sent a cab into a 7-11 store at the corner of Wabash and Adams late last night. The cab was travelling west on Adams when another driver, shooting south on Wabash in a Toyota Corolla, ran a red light at the intersection and crashed into the cab, sending it careening into the store. The offending car crashed into a newstand outside the store. Both drivers, a passenger from the Corolla, and a pedestrian were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and three people hurt at the scene refused treatment. The driver of the Corolla was charged with with disobeying the traffic signal and no insurance.