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Stolen vehicle flees traffic stop, crashes in South Loop

Authorities investigate after a stolen vehicle drove away from a traffic stop and crashed into two other vehicles Wednesday night in the South Loop. | Network Video Productions

One man was injured in a South Loop crash late Wednesday after a stolen vehicle drove away from an Illinois State Police trooper who tried to pull it over.

The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop at Roosevelt and Canal after identifying the vehicle as stolen, but the vehicle drove off, according to Illinois State Police.

The vehicle then hit two other vehicles that were stopped at a red light a few blocks away at Roosevelt and Michigan at 11:55 p.m., according to Chicago Police.

The trooper drove up to the scene of the crash and saw two suspects running away, according to state police. A short foot pursuit ensued, but the suspects got away. A handgun was recovered from the stolen vehicle.

A man who was in one of the vehicles that was hit was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Police said. His exact age and condition were not immediately known early Thursday. No other injuries were reported.