Person rescues boy, 3, from SUV after West Englewood crash

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A person rescued a 3-year-old boy from an SUV that caught fire after crashing into a building in the West Englewood neighborhood late Sunday.

The SUV crashed into a vacant building in the 2000 block of West 59th Street about 11:45 p.m., police said.

The driver ran from the SUV after the crash, police said.

A citizen saw a child in the vehicle, took him out and started performing CPR.

By the time police arrived on the scene, the SUV had burst into flames, police said.

The boy was resuscitated and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he is listed in “stable” condition, police said.

Police learned the car was stolen and located the boy’s mother, who knows the person who crashed the car.The driver is not in custody as of early Monday.

Area South detectives are investigating.

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