20 Cars, Light Pole Damaged in Lincoln Square Car Accident
Police located the man they said was responsible for the damage that ranged through Damen, Winchester, Winnemac and Wolcott avenues.
Twenty cars and a light pole were damaged Tuesday after a reckless driver ploughed through the Damen and Winnemac area.
Police caught the man and issued him a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident, said Officer Jonathan Voss with the 20th District. No injuries were reported.
The accident started around 4:30 p.m. when a man rear-ended another vehicle, causing a chain reaction. The man damaged another car backing up to leave the scene.
The driver traveled down Winnemac, side-swiping cars throughout the area of Winchester, Damen and Argyle. After hitting a light pole on Winona, he parked his car at Foster and Wolcott and fled on foot, Voss said.
Witnesses saw the driver and were able to give police a thorough description. Almost an hour later, the man reported that his own car had been stolen, Voss said.
Police from District 24 located the man, who had a suspended driver’s license. He was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Voss said, and was issued a ticket.