Chicago car accident sends taxi careening into downtown convenience store

A Chicago taxi cab accident injured at least four people after a cab crashed into a downtown convenience store, the Breaking News Center reported.

The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The taxi was involved in a two-car accident at the corner of Adams Street and Wabash Avenue when the Crown Victoria crashed through the 7-Eleven’s front windows.

A Toyota Camry was also involved and slammed into a large newspaper vending machine nearby. No one was struck inside the store, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The taxi came to a stop near a display inside the store.

Both drivers were transported to area hospitals in fair-to-serious condition. The city’s Department of Buildings was called to the scene to assess the severity of the building’s damage.

Our Chicago accident attorneys see these types of accidents on a fairly regular basis. As we reported last month on our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, eight people were hospitalized after an SUV jumped a curve and slammed into Petterino’s Restaurant on North Dearborn Street downtown.

It was the third time the restaurant was struck in little more than a year.

Last July, we reported an accident that occurred when a motorist drove through the front of a Curves Fitness Center.

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