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Update 8:40 a.m.: Evanston police say a 19-year-old Evanston resident flipped the stolen car he was driving shortly before 6:30 this morning on Greenleaf Street just west of Dewey Avenue.

The blue Toyota sedan, that had been stolen Monday in the 700 block of Madison St., failed to successfully negotiate the rotary at Greenleaf and Dewey, struck a silver Toyota parked at the curb, pushing it into a third vehicle, and then flipped onto its side.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the driver has been hospitalized with none-life-threatening injuries and that charges are pending.


Update 9:15 a.m. 7/18/13: Cmdr. Parrott says the driver was charged with a number of traffic violations including using a hand-held device while operating a vehicle. He says police were unable to confirm that he had stolen the car himself, so in relation to his being in the stolen car, he was charged only with trespass to a vehicle.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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