A 14-year-old girl died Friday night in the Gresham neighborhood after a vehicle hit her and a woman who had hit a bus stop Friday night, Chicago police said.
A 32-year-old man driving west on 79th Street in a gold Mercedes around 6:35 p.m. failed to stop at a red light and crashed into a black Jeep Cherokee heading south on Racine Avenue, police said.
The jeep collided with two female pedestrians, including the 14-year-old girl, who was standing at a bus stop. The girl was thrown several feet as the jeep pinned the 38-year-old woman to the sign of a Walgreen, according to a police report of the crash.
The Mercedes then collided with another vehicle.
The still-unidentified girl was taken to Comers Children’s Hospital by the Chicago Fire Department and was pronounced dead at 7:38 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
The 38-year-old woman was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, the man driving the Mercedes was also taken to the same hospital in serious condition while a 42-year-old man was taken from the jeep to St. Bernard Hospital, where he died. was in fair condition, police said.
The man driving the Mercedes was arrested and police confiscated a gun from him, according to the traffic accident report. In addition, he received traffic fines, including not having insurance.
The Major Accidents Department of the police is investigating the accident.