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Woman critically injured by falling debris in Wicker Park

The 22-year-old woman was walking at about 6 p.m. in the Wicker Park neighborhood when she was struck by the debris from a commercial building, Chicago police said.

A young woman was struck by debris as she was walking on the northeast corner of the intersection of N. Milwaukee and Ashland avenues in Wicker Park.

CHICAGO — A woman was hospitalized in critical condition after she was struck by debris falling from a building Wednesday evening on Chicago's Northwest Side, police said.



The 22-year-old woman was walking at about 6 p.m. in the Wicker Park neighborhood when she was struck by the debris from a commercial building, Chicago police said.

She suffered a laceration to the head and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

Video from the scene showed pieces of the building’s stone facade and a sign had fallen to the sidewalk.

A vehicle also was struck by the debris but the driver was not injured, police said.

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