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Speeding Truck Driver Crashes Into 5 Parked Cars In Logan Square, Creating Huge Mess: ‘It Felt Like A Movie’

The driver fled the scene, but police were able to arrest him a couple hours later after he allegedly broke into a home nearby.

The scene of the crash.
Courtesy of John-Rhys Garcia
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LOGAN SQUARE — A truck driver crashed into five parked cars in Logan Square Wednesday night, creating a huge mess but causing no injuries.

The crash happened just before 8:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Diversey Avenue, according to Chicago Police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli.

The driver of a Ford pickup truck was traveling westbound on Diversey Avenue when he crashed into five parked cars, sending two of them into a nearby fence, Bartoli said. The driver then fled the scene.

Eva Swiecki watched the crash from her apartment on Diversey Avenue. She said the truck driver was speeding — possibly going upwards of 80 miles per hour — and swerving when he hit the parked cars.

“It almost looked intentional when he hit the cars,” Swiecki said.

Swiecki added that the truck flipped over after the impact.

“It was very shocking. It felt like a movie,” she said.

The crash brought several emergency responders to the area and left car parts strewn about the road, according to photos of the scene.

Just before 10:30 p.m., police received a “flash message” of a home invasion in the 2700 block of North Sawyer Avenue and officers found that the home invader matched the description of the driver, Bartoli said.

Police were able to arrest the driver based on that finding. Charges are now pending against him, Bartoli said.

Check out more photos of the scene below, courtesy of nearby resident John-Rhys Garcia.

Credit: Courtesy of John-Rhys Garcia
Credit: Courtesy of John-Rhys Garcia
Credit: Courtesy of John-Rhys Garcia
Credit: Courtesy of John-Rhys Garcia

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