In the Southwest Chicago Area Suburb of Crestwood, Illinois a total of twelve pedestrians were injured when an SUV driver lost control and ran into a group of people at an auto auction on Wednesday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune and several other news outlets. Three people were very seriously injured with leg and head trauma.
The car accident happened around 11:45 am at the Tri-State Auto Auction when a 2000 Range Rover sport-utility vehicle that was going on auction accelerated without warning, drove through a crowd inside the auction house, hit a minivan, exited the building, and then ran into a second crowd of people.
The 12 injured were all taken to area hospitals. The Illinois State Police are reportedly investigating whether the vehicle had a mechanical problem. The driver was taken to the Crestwood Police Department for interview and it is unknown if any type of charges will be filed.