Driver charged in Rogers Park rollover crash

A north suburban man has been charged with causing a rollover crash that injured five people Monday after fleeing from police and running a red light in Rogers Park on the North Side.

Gregory Jackson, 32, is charged with one felony count each of aggravated fleeing and driving on a revoked license, according to a statement from Chicago police.

He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, as well as traffic violations for failure to obey a stop sign and disobeying a red light, police said.

Gregory Jackson | Chicago police

Officers tried to stop Jackson’s vehicle at 10:47 a.m. after they watched him run a stop sign in the 7200 block of North Ridge Boulevard, according to Sgt. Rocco Alioto, a Chicago police spokesman. Jackson drove away and the officers did not pursue him.

The vehicle ran a red light at Touhy Avenue, where it slammed into the passenger side of another vehicle in the intersection, police said. The second vehicle flipped over as a result of the crash.

Two adults and a child from the vehicle that flipped were taken to hospitals, according to Alioto and Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.

The 35-year-old man who was driving was treated and released from Swedish Covenant Hospital, Alioto said. His passengers, a 35-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital, respectively.

Merritt said the woman and child were listed in critical condition.

Jackson was treated and released from Swedish Covenant Hospital, while his passenger, a 31-year-old man, was treated and released from Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to police.

They were both initially listed in critical condition, according to fire officials.

Jackson, who lives in Evanston, is expected to appear in court for a bail hearing on Tuesday, according to police.

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