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Car plows into pedestrians outside Sox Park

Three injured, one critically; driver has been arrested

A grievous accident, with multiple injuries, occurred outside of Sox Park at gametime on Tuesday.
| @ScotGregor/Twitter

UPDATE: After tonight’s win, the White Sox issued a statement on the events before the game:

Chicago White Sox Statement on Pregame Incident

Four fans were injured this evening in a hit-and-run incident outside Guaranteed Rate Field prior to the start of tonight’s Chicago White Sox game. The injured were treated at the scene and transported to local hospitals, while the Illinois State Police and Chicago Police apprehended the suspect blocks away.

Our hearts go out to the four fans who were injured this evening, their families and friends, as well as the fans who witnessed the incident on their way to a baseball game. The Chicago White Sox organization expresses its appreciation to the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Fire Department, the Illinois State Police and others, including fans, who responded to the incident and provided immediate care for the victims.

Please contact The Chicago Police Department for additional details/information.

As tonight’s game between the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox got underway at Sox Park, reports of a serious accident right outside, with multiple injuries, was reported.

Daily Herald White Sox writer Scot Gregor was there, in the aftermath:

Various social media reports peg this as a DUI accident, with the driver in custody. A police officer calling in the accident estimated the accident occurring with the car going 38 mph:

“A car just blew through the White Sox [crowd] and hit a bunch of people ... hit a bunch of people. Send paramedics! Send paramedics!”

The officer identified the driver as a white male, “hanging out the sunroof” and that he hit “about five people.” Four people were listed as in custody in the aftermath of the accident.

In another report, one pedestrian hit was reported as “red” (critical), while two were transported to the emergency room as “yellow” (serious).

South Side Sox will update this story as more is known, or as appropriate.

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