5 Hurt in Crash into Patio Dining Area on Wells Street Chicago After Collision Involving Stolen Auto


Five people were injured Friday night after a vehicle jumped a curb and crashed into a restaurant patio in Old Towne on the city’s Near North Side. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters and paramedics responded about 10:25 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022 to a report of a pedestrian hit by a car at Wells and Goethe Chicago. Firefighters and paramedics discovered a car on the sidewalk into the patio dining at the Uproar Cafe after a collision with another car. An EMS Plan 1 was activated at 10:28 p.m.

An occupant or occupants in at least one of the vehicles fled the scene. The initial report was that four offenders were involved in the theft of a vehicle from an online deliver driver just before the crash occurred. One of the vehicles involved in the crash was a stolen auto.

Six patients were evaluated by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.

Two patients were transported to Northwestern Code Red by Ambulance 53 and Ambulance 74.

Two patients were transported Code Yellow to St Mary’s by Ambulance 28 and Ambulance 42.

One patient was transported Code Green to St Mary’s by Ambulance 11.

A 26 year-old female suffered a leg fracture.

A 24 year-old female suffered a leg fracture.

A 32 year-old male suffered a laceration to the elbow.

A 26 year-old female suffered an injured foot.

A 26 year-old male suffered contusions to the back.

A sixth patient was a medical refusal.

Well Street was closed between Goethe Street and Division during rescue and investigation. The crash, located in the Old Town neighborhood, was also near the Gold Coast, Near North Side, Rush & Division, and Cabrini Green neighborhood.

Lexus sedan in the patio dining area after a crash with another vehicle 1252 North Well Street in Chicago (SOURCE: CFD Media)
Lexus sedan in the patio dining area after a crash with another vehicle 1252 North Well Street in Chicago (SOURCE: CFD Media).

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