Four injured when cab, van collide near City Hall

Tribune reporters

Four people were injured when a van ran a red light and smashed into a taxi in the Loop this morning, sending the cab crashing against a light pole just outside City Hall.

Both drivers were taken to Stroger Hospital, where the 43-year-old cabbie was stable and the other driver, 28, was listed in fair condition.

The two passengers in the cab were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital: A 32-year-old woman in serious condition with head injuries, and a 40-year-old man in fair condition.

The driver of the maroon van was headed west on Randolph Street about 5:15 a.m. when he ran a red light and collided with the cab going south on Clark Street, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The cab flipped on its side and came to rest against a light police outside City Hall, he said.
Both vehicles sustained major front-end damage -- the taxi hood was caved in, and the front of the van was flattened.

The driver of the van was ticketed for failure to stop at a red light and for not having a valid driver’s license, Mirabelli said.


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