CHICAGO – Six people are in the hospital after a car crash led to a house fire in West Pullman Tuesday night.
The crash in question happened just before 6 p.m. near the intersection of West 116th Street and South Racine Avenue.
According to the SUV’s owner, his brother was driving eastbound on 116th Street when a Kia sedan ran a stop sign at Racine Avenue, causing a collision that sent the Dodge Durango into a West Pullman home.
Shortly thereafter, the Durango caught fire, which then spread from the vehicle to the home.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, six people were injured in the crash, all of whom were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and are all listed in stable condition.
Firefighters also told WGN that the car that flew through the stop sign was earlier stolen.
“[I’m] just grateful,” said Deon Winters, whose mother lives in the home affected by the crash. “God is good. We will survive it.”
Winters, who was in good spirits despite the upon. Otherwise, everything could have been radically different.
“Yeah, that’s where she was hit,” Winters said, pointing to where his mother usually is around the house. “Here she put her head before work. I’m glad she wasn’t there.”
Also, luckily, Winters’ two siblings, who live in the house with his mother, were also not home at the time of the crash.
“By the grace of God, everyone was outside doing their jobs,” Winters said.
The only “human” in the house was a four-legged friend who used his noodles to hide while firefighters battled the flames.
“To be safe, he ran to the village [bath]tub,” Winters said of the Ramsey family dog. “He is a real survivor here. We are happy that he is all right.”
As cleanup crews worked to board up the house Tuesday night, Winters told WGN they have family living in the area they can stay with until repairs are made, and most of damage was done only to the front of the house and the living room. region.
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