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updated: 5/19/2014 1:08 PM

Addison man charged after Chicago crash injures four, wrecks bus shelter

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  • Kristian Hoddenbach

    Kristian Hoddenbach


An Addison man was arrested late Saturday night in Chicago after police say he fled from a traffic stop and crashed his car into a second vehicle and then a bus shelter, reportedly causing several injuries.

A Cook County judge on Sunday set a $50,000 bail for Kristian Hoddenbach, 23, of the 400 block of Cherry Street. He posted $5,000 to be released from the county jail.

Hoddenbach faces a felony charge of aggravated fleeing as a result of the chase, which began about 11:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of South Homan Avenue, on the city's West Side.

Police said that after Hoddenbach was stopped on a traffic violation, an officer spotted what appeared to be a handgun in his vehicle. Hoddenbach then sped away, before crashing into a second vehicle about 1.2 miles east, on the 2400 block of West Roosevelt Road.

Hoddenbach, who police say has a prior conviction for unlawful use of a weapon, also is charged with one municipal count of possession of a replica firearm/pellet gun. He was also given two traffic citations for disobeying a red light and one traffic citation for using an alley as a through street, police said.

According to ABC 7, a 28-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl were in the vehicle that was hit. They were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where the woman was listed in serious-to-critical condition, and the 2-year-old was in "stable" condition. Another adult and child were also taken to the hospital, but all patients were in good condition.

• Daily Herald staff writer Katlyn Smith contributed to this report.

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