3 teens charged after stolen car crashes into CTA bus in Avondale

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Three teenage boys are facing charges after a stolen car driving away from police crashed into a CTA bus Tuesday afternoon in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood.

An Illinois State Police District Chicago trooper tried to pull over a stolen Hyundai Sonata about 4 p.m. as it was heading south on Kimball just north of Belmont, according to state police. The car drove away from the trooper and headed west on Belmont.

The Hyundai then crashed into a CTA bus, a parked car and the side of a home near Belmont and Monticello, state police and Chicago police said. One of the five people who were inside the Hyundai was trapped inside after the crash, while the others ran away on foot.

The trapped 15-year-old boy was extricated from the car and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, authorities said. His condition has since been stabilized.

Two of the four people who ran away, boys aged 14 and 15, were taken into custody and taken to hospitals with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, state police said.

All three boys were charged as juveniles with criminal trespass to a motor vehicle and were later released into their parents’ custody, state police said.

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