A 14-year-old boy was taken to the hospital late Monday night, after police officers saw him running from a parked car with his hair on fire in the Douglas neighborhood.
When Chicago police discovered a burning SUV Monday night about 11:50 p.m. they also saw a 14-year-old boy running from the burning vehicle on East 29th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood with his hair on fire, according to Chicago police.
Officers first saw the burning vehicle about 11:50 p.m. in the 0-99 block of East 29th Street, and moments later, they saw the boy running across the street with his hair on fire.
The boy was transported with burns to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was treated, and his condition was stabilized.
The boy told police officers he does not remember why his hair was on fire or why he was running, police said. Police sources said the vehicle is registered to a person who may be a relative of the injured boy.
The car caught fire under the CTA Green Line tracks that run above 29th Street, but there was no structural damage to CTA property. Green, Orange and Red Line trains were stopped for over half an hour as emergency crews extinguished the vehicle fire.
Initially, no charges are pending.
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