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Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Elderly Driver Leaving McDonald’s Hits Man, Then Crashes Car Into Building

A driver crashed a car into a building, hitting a man walking by in the process.

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LINCOLN SQUARE — A pedestrian was critically injured Thursday when an elderly driver backed her car into him before crashing into a building.

An 89-year-old woman driving a 2002 Hyaundai Elantra was backing out of a parking spot at McDonald’s, 4844 N. Lincoln Ave., around 2:35 p.m. Thursday when she hit a 28-year-old man, police said.

She then crashed her car into an unoccupied commercial building next door. Her car stopped when she hit an “I-beam” inside the building, police said.

The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital and was last listed in critical condition. Police were still investigating the crash.

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