Chaotic SUV Chase Results in High School Lockdown, 10 Injuries in Elmhurst


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ELMHURST, IL – A chaotic SUV chase that began in Oak Brook ended in Elmhurst on Friday afternoon, resulting in a lockdown of York High School for the safety of students and faculty. 

According to Elmhurst police, the pursuit involved a beige GMC Acadia SUV being chased by Oak Brook and Villa Park Police Department vehicles.

During the pursuit, the GMC side-swiped a school bus at the intersection of St. Charles and Berkley Ave. The bus was empty of students at the time. The SUV continued on and hit another passenger vehicle at the intersection of St. Charles and Spring Road, with no reported injuries.

However, the GMC collided with another passenger vehicle near Argyle Avenue, causing minor injuries to several occupants. The Elmhurst Fire Department responded to the scene and transported 10 patients to three area hospitals. The GMC was occupied by two adult males, one adult female, and five children, while the other vehicle had two adults.

The suspects are now in the custody of the Oak Brook Police Department with criminal charges expected to be announced soon.  No word on what initially sparked the incident.

St. Charles Road was closed between Spring Road and York Road until approximately 4:15 p.m. as police officers and evidence technicians conducted investigations.

The lockdown at York High School was lifted after the scene was secured.


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