CHICAGO (CBS) — A attainable clue has emerged in a hit-and-run crash involving a stolen automotive that slammed right into a busy Previous City bar, hitting six folks.
Chicago Police on Tuesday launched surveillance photographs of the 2 folks within the stolen silver Lexus. In the meantime, for the primary time, a sufferer of the crash spoke in an unique interview with CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar.
Mary Grace Dela Rosa’s mentioned was having fun with a Friday evening out – hanging out on the patio of Uproar, 1252 N. Wells St., when the stolen automotive got here barreling in the direction of her. She mentioned it occurred so quick that she did not understand she was hit till she tried getting up and wasn’t ready to take action.
“It has been onerous,” mentioned Dela Rosa, who now makes use of crutches. “I can not stroll. I can not even keep in mind what it is wish to stroll.”
Dela Rosa’s independence and skill to stroll was taken by the driving force of a stolen automotive.
“You harm lots of people – stopped us from residing the lives that we absolutely wish to stay – and it actually sucks,” she mentioned.
Dela Rosa works at Uproar. However on Friday, July 8, she was not at work – however on the bar having fun with an evening out on the entrance sidewalk patio.
“I used to be having a fairly typical Friday evening, I really feel like, within the metropolis – hitting the city,” she mentioned, “and subsequent factor you understand, it is coming for the patio.”
It was 10:30 p.m. when the Lexus tried to go a Toyota Prius – when it hit the opposite automotive, jumped the curb, and plowed proper into the patio.
Dela Rosa was certainly one of six folks injured. She spent nearly every week within the hospital with a fractured ankle.
“I did not understand I had gotten hit till I attempted strolling away from the entire scene,” she mentioned.
Police on Tuesday launched pictures of two males they are saying have been within the stolen sedan on the time of the crash. They bailed from the automotive and ran from the scene, police mentioned.
“I am certain all of us want to know who the folks have been that did this,” Dela Rosa mentioned.
She famous that she has been robbed of her independence.
“I can not work; cannot pay my payments on my own like I would wish to,” Dela Rosa mentioned. “Cannot be as unbiased as I’m.”
And to assist offset a few of these mounting medical payments a GoFundMe account has been arrange for Dela Rosa.
All six folks injured within the crash survived and are anticipated to get well.
Anybody who acknowledges the lads whose photographs have been captured is requested to name the police Main Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.