1 killed, 2 injured in Calumet City bus stop crash
CALUMET CITY, Ill. - Three people were struck, one fatally, Thursday afternoon by a vehicle that crashed into a bus stop and then continued on to an adjacent parking lot in Calumet City.
"The emotions is hurt. It's hurt," said Nikki Thomas of Calumet City, who was running an errand nearby and witnessed the immediate aftermath of the collision.
It happened at 2 p.m. at the corner of Sibley and Torrence.
Thomas spoke briefly with one of the pedestrians injured.
"He said when he went to shift and move, the car hit and tapped his arm, but it ended up hitting the deceased and the female construction worker," she said.
The car leveled a bus stop shelter on the southeast side of the intersection.
Calumet Police confirm one pedestrian was killed, another injured after being hit at the bus stop, and a female construction worker was injured, who was working on an adjacent parking lot, and transported to the hospital.
"People, whatever the case may be, stop rushing. Stop rushing. You will eventually get to your destination," said Thomas.
The pedestrian killed was pinned under the car in the aftermath of the collision and pronounced dead at the scene.
"At this point, I could just pray for his family. It's a heartbreaking thing, it's sad to see something like this," said Thomas.
Witnesses said the driver was not injured and may have suffered some kind of medical condition prior to the accident, although Calumet Police had not confirmed that as of Thursday night.
The conditions of the two surviving victims are unknown.
Calumet City Police and the South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team continue to investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Calumet City Police Department at 708-868-2500.