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Vehicle hits pole, splits in half in Little Village

The driver and his passenger, both 18, were taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition but were expected to survive.

Photo of the vehicle split in half.
The force from the crash July 16, 2019 cause the vehicle to split in half.
Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

Two people were injured Tuesday when a vehicle crashed into a pole and spilt in half in Little Village on the West Side.

About 10:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was driving a Subaru westbound in the 2500 block of West Cermak Road when he lost control and crashed into a light pole, Chicago police said. The force from the crash caused his vehicle to split in half.

He and his passenger, an 18-year-old woman, were taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition but are expected to survive, police and Chicago fire officials said. One person was removed from the vehicle by bystanders while the other had to be removed by the fire department, according to a Sun-Times photographer on the scene.

No arrests or citations were issued, police said.