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Car Crashes Through Edgewater Apartment In '2 Fast 2 Furious'-Level Police Chase

By Mae Rice in News on May 5, 2016 2:40PM

Police pursued a homicide investigation suspect from Lombard, Illinois, through Chicago in an epic, half-hour car chase Wednesday night that did not result in an arrest, but would have made everyone involved in the Fast & Furious franchise proud.

At 10:23 p.m. the car police were chasing was hit by an Illinois state police cruiser, then crashed into a civilian car and pushed it through the garden apartment window of a building in the 4200 block of North Ashland Avenue. However, the suspect was never apprehended—after that three-car crash, the suspect got away on Ashland.

The chase also caused another crash earlier in the night, at 10:05 p.m., when a Chicago Police squad car trying to pursue the suspect crashed at the intersection of West Congress Parkway and South Leavitt Street.

The crashes caused no life-threatening injuries. Two police officers were taken to Stroger after the crash on Congress Parkway, but were not in critical condition. The driver and passenger of the car that crashed through the window were taken to Illinois Masonic in good condition. (Police also noticed there was no "structural damage" to the building they crashed into.)

Police first encountered the suspect, whose car is tied to a homicide case, at 9:52 p.m. in Lombard.

Details of the chase were broadcast on the Chicago police radio, and some vigilant Twitter users live-Tweeted the whole thing.

Developer Eric Tendlian did:

Sun-Times reporter Sam Charles also recapped the chase succinctly:

And here's a map of the car chase's apparent route through the city: