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Runaway Car Comes To Rest In Mattress Store

 (STMW) -- A car crashed through the front window of a mattress store in north suburban Skokie late Monday afternoon.

About 4:15 p.m., the car went off the roadway, through the glass and about 30 feet into the Mattress Firm store at 9410 Skokie Blvd., Skokie Fire Dept. Capt. Jeff Hoeflich told reporters at the scene.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for evaluation, he said. No one inside the store was hurt.

"Fortunately no one was in that area of the store," Hoeflich said.

The store didn't sustain any structural damage, though the front entrance and some mattresses were ruined, Hoeflich said.

Skokie police are investigating the cause of the crash.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2015. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


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