Car fleeing traffic stop hits median on Lake Shore Drive

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Two people were injured when a car sped away from a traffic stop and hit a median early Wednesday on Lake Shore Drive. | Network Video Productions

Two people were injured in a crash early Wednesday on Lake Shore Drive on the Near North Side.

An officer stopped a Chrysler Sebring for speeding about 1 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Lake Shore Drive, according to Chicago Police. The female driver then sped away and the Sebring crashed into the center median.

The driver and a female passenger were both taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, police said. Citations against the driver were pending.

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