On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 3:53 p.m. officers responded to a vacant business located at 5200 North Illinois for a single vehicle, automobile crash in the parking lot. Officers found the vehicle had driven from the parking lot in the front wall of the building causing significant damage. The driver, a Belleville man, stated he was pulling into a parking spot and attempted to push the brake but inadvertently pressed the accelerator, which propelled the vehicle over the sidewalk and into the front wall and glass of the building. The business, which is in a strip mall was vacant at the time, and no one was inside. The driver of the car was not injured, and a female passenger complained of pain to her shoulder but declined medical treatment.
No citations were issued in the crash.