Police: Whiting woman leads cops in pursuit into Hegewisch

2013-05-09T11:25:00Z 2013-05-09T22:21:09Z Police: Whiting woman leads cops in pursuit into HegewischJeanette Lach (219) 933-3267 jeanette.lach@nwi.com nwitimes.com

BURNHAM | A Whiting woman is expected to be charged with fleeing and eluding after police said she led them on a chase from Burnham into Hegewisch early Thursday morning.

The woman, who is 26, is at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after her 2001 Chevy Impala crashed into an abutment in the area of 4000 E. 134th St. in Chicago and rolled over, according to a news release.

Police do not know why she fled.

At 3:07 a.m. Thursday, a Burnham police officer clocked a vehicle heading north on Burnham Avenue at 142nd Street going 80 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer stopped the driver at Burnham and Brainard avenues. As the officer approached the vehicle, the female driver fled north through the intersection against the red light, the release states.

The officer began a pursuit, traveling through numerous streets in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood until the fleeing vehicle crashed in the area of 4000  E. 134th St.

The driver will be charged with numerous traffic violations, fleeing and eluding police and driving on a suspended drivers license, the release states.

Her identity has not been released pending charges.

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