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The Bedford Park Fire Department responded to the two-car crash around 10:30 a.m., Monday in the 4800 block of W. 73rd Street.
Sir Brown, 20, of Chicago, appeared Wednesday before Cook County Associate Judge Peter Felice on charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury and resisting a peace officer.
Court records indicate the incident began when police clocked Brown’s vehicle traveling 51 m.p.h. eastbound on 73rd Street — a 30 m.p.h. zone. According to prosecutors, police were attempting to curb Brown’s vehicle when it crashed into a taxi turning from the Costco parking lot.
Prosecutors said that after the crash, Brown got out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Police were able to catch Brown a short time later.
Prosecutors told Felice there were two adult passengers and four young children and in the vehicle driven by Brown; two of the children are ages 3 and 4. The ages of the other passengers are unknown.
The taxi driver and his passenger, along with the four children and two adults in Brown’s car, were all taken to a nearby hospital with injuries. Brown was the only person not injured in the crash.
Brown was issued traffic citations for driving without a valid driver’s license, disobeying a stop sign, no valid insurance, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and four separate citations for failure to secure a child in a safety seat.
Prosecutors said that Brown is currently on probation for a 2015 retail theft charge and failed to appear at the Rolling Meadows courthouse on three occasions.
Felice set bail at $50,000 on the new charges but ordered that Brown be held without bail for violating his probation. Brown is due back in court on May 12 in Bridgeview.