A driver beaten after an accident is in stable condition in Chicago. On Nov. 2, NBC News reported that the 59-year-old driver was dragged out of his car and beaten by people after he struck two people with his car. The driver was injured in the assault and transported to the hospital. It is believed that the driver was beaten in direct response to the accident.
"A 49-year-old woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition and a man, whose age was not released, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said" (via NBC News).
The driver beaten after accident hit the two pedestrians in the 9300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in the Burnside neighborhood around 7 p.m. on Friday. As of Saturday, police said that they have not made any arrests in the case. It's unclear whether or not they are looking for the people involved in the post-accident fight but if so, charges could be very serious.
The driver could also be charged but it's unclear if he was driving recklessly or if he just didn't see the two people who were crossing the street. He is still in Stroger Hospital and is expected to be released this week.
The driver beaten after accident is not in custody at this time.
© Effie Orfanides 2013