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Neighbors Step In After Carjacked Vehicle Hits Cyclist In West Town, 2 In Custody

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 16-year-old boy and one other suspect were in police custody Wednesday evening after police said they struck a cyclist with a stolen vehicle in West Town.

As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reported Wednesday night, the boy was driving a stolen white Chevrolet Tahoe at a high rate of speed east on Hubbard Street, when he hit a man riding a Divvy Bike northeast on Ogden Avenue, police said.

The cyclist was ejected from his bicycle, and landed on a four-door gray Toyota in another lane of traffic, police said.

At that point, some neighbors stepped in to assist.

"The biker got mowed over," said witness Christopher Wegmann. "They hit a couple other cars going through."

"The biker who got hit was severely hit," said witness Miguel Vega. "I think his legs were shattered."

The Divvy bike was left twisted and tangled.

"One guy was running away and an innocent bystander on sidewalk grabbed him and body-slammed him," said witness Craig Kersten.

At least three people inside the stolen white car ran after the collision until the neighbors stepped in.

"He lifted him up and got him to the ground," said witness Michelle Strassburger.

"Our neighbor pinned the other guy down," Vega said.

The cyclist was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Police said the Tahoe the suspect was driving had been carjacked around 3:23 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of North Cleaver Street.

Police said two suspects were taken into custody and two weapons were recovered. One suspect was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

This accident comes days after 24-year-old Arianna Scott was hit and killed by a stolen sport-utility vehicle at Canal and Harrison streets - the car taken just hours earlier from a Lakeview 7-Eleven.

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