Chicago police are investigating a crash that injured a man and a 5-year-old boy in Logan Square. It happened around 12:30 pm on Wednesday on Central Park Avenue near DiverSea Avenue.
“I saw this on my way home, but this is completely different,” said neighbor Carmen Valle. “I pass by here every day, so this is totally different. It’s totally shocking to me.”
Carmen lives very close to the crash site. She told NBC 5 that she hopes the man and boy in the car are safe.
“I just lost my husband on July 31st and I am very emotional right now as the holiday season is approaching and I miss him too.
Police said the 45-year-old man smashed his Honda Accord into several fences while driving. The car flipped over and then landed on the sidewalk just in front of the house.
“I’m very worried about the people, not the house, because the house can fix everything and replace everything,” said Rosa Ron, the building’s owner. “I am very worried about people.”
Ron said he heard about the crash and came to check on the tenants who were in the house at the time of the crash.
“She is very worried about this,” she said. “I don’t know if the man was drunk or attacked.”
Police believe the driver may have experienced a medical emergency. He was taken to the Illinois Freemasonry Hospital in critical condition.
A 5-year-old boy was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Witnesses said he was able to get out of the car on his own.
“I pray to God that this family is safe,” Valle said.