Brakes disconnected before fatal crash, with driver expected to survive
A car smashed into a pole Tuesday morning in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and killed a woman, police said.
The crash began about 11:40 a.m. in the 600 block of West Washington Street when a Chevrolet Tahoe ran a stop sign, according to the Chicago Police Department. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 51-year-old Kimberly C. Sperry, of the 1500 block of West Cottage Grove Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.
The car collided with a utility pole that was placed under CDC 철도청 카지노a car parked near the intersection. It then ran over the pole, hitting the pole again.
A 27-year-old woman and two children were inside the car when the accident occurred, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 30-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition. Her condition was stabilized late Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokesman for Stroger Hospital, where she was taken for surgery.
Witnesses reported seeing the car heading northbound on Washington Street. The westbound driver, whom police identified as Kimberly C. Sperry, is described as black with short hair, and she was wearing blue jeans and a white baseball cap, according to the Chicago Tribune. The northbound driver was described as male.
Neighbors said Sperry had an older daughter and had been taking her to and from work recently. The children were sitting in the골목 front passenger seat of the car when the crash happened, but no one inside was injured in the crash, police said.
«Our hearts go out to her family. You know, you could see her just go,» said neighbor Patricia «Dani» Fong, who was in the area at the time of the accident. «You don’t think about that very much. She was trying to help the kids out. It’s just a horrible thing that happened.»
Sperry is survived by her boyfriend and another person and is believed to have taken her two young daughters to a nearby church for Easter, said Joseph Sullivan, a family friend.
Friends said the car was well known for its high-speed pursuits in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood.
«All we 바카라can do is mourn her very much. She’s a wonderful, good person. She was doing great things in her life,» Sullivan said.