SUV smashes into Chase Bank in Rogers Park
Posted by gottliebk12 on October 19, 2012
By Kevin Gottlieb
An SUV spun out and knocked over the ramp of the Chase Bank in Rogers Park at 5:28 a.m. Friday before fleeing the scene.
The crash happened on streets wet from rain at the 6400 block of N. Sheridan Road.
Marlon Mitchell, 56, Doorman at the Sheridan Lake apartment complex, Chicago, was an eyewitness.
“The ding dong started at the divider, slid across when he lost control, missed the tree, and hit the ramp,” Mitchell said.
The vehicle appeared to be disabled before fleeing the scene.
“When it hit, I didn’t think it was going anywhere,” Mitchell said. “There’s steam coming from the radiator and the front end looks like a ‘V.’”
The car had at least one extra passenger when it hit the bank.
“There were at least two or three guys in the car, but I wasn’t about to walk up to a car with dark windows full of guys,” Mitchell said. “Those days are over for me.”
The crash happened at high speed, shaking the building and waking residents.
“I thought he was coming through [the lobby] or rolling his car because SUVs flip really easily,” Mitchell said.
Police are still looking for the suspects.