Man drives car onto Chicago Pride Parade route, injures two

Mon. June 29, 2015 8:28 AM by News Staff

two injured when man drives car into chicago pride parade

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Chicago, IL - A 60-year-old man drove his car through the middle of the 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade Sunday afternoon, injuring two people.

The unidentified man crashed into the parade route in the 3700 block of North Halsted around 2:50 p.m., police told 

Witnesses said the silver Toyota Camry broke through the parade route at Halsted and Addison streets before heading north into the oncoming parade. A police officer shattered the back window of the car before the man crashed at Halsted and Waveland Ave.

A man and woman were injured and taken to were injured and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Both have been treated and released. The driver was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and released without charges, according to police.

The Chicago Pride Parade stepped off at noon Sunday drawing large crowds celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision to make same-sex marriage legal nationwide. 

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