Panic Buying: Pedestrian Hit by a Vehicle at Niles Costco, Large Crowds at Niles, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg Stores

Large crowd at Mount Prospect: Coronavirus panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect: Coronavirus panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Niles responded about 9:55 a.m. Friday March 13, 2020 to a report of a pedestrian hit by a car at Costco, 7311 North Melvina in Niles.

The incident occurred while hundreds of people were purchasing products in anticipation of possible supply chain difficulties with an expected spike of illnesses locally from the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds of people also arrived at the Costco store at 999 North Elmhurst Road in Randhurst Village in Mount Prospect.

A line to enter the store at the morning opening wrapped around the store. Once inside, customers fill shopping carts and formed line from the cash registers all the way to the meat department at the back of the store.

One of the first customers in the store was a man from Wisconsin, who traveled to Mount Prospect because the Costco store in his hometown was emptied yesterday.

Mount Prospect Costco photos submitted …

Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020.
Large crowd at Mount Prospect: Coronavirus panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020
Large crowd at Mount Prospect Costco: Coronavirus pandemic panic buying on Friday, March 13, 2020

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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