Physician nearly run over by carjackers in River North on Sunday afternoon

A 53-year-old doctor was pushed from her vehicle by two carjackers who nearly ran her over as they sped away in River North on Sunday afternoon, according to police and witnesses. No one is in custody.

Police said the woman was seated in her parked Porsche Cayenne with the engine running and the doors unlocked on the 300 block of West Illinois around 2:45 p.m.

That’s when a man opened the front passenger door, started a conversation, and then sat down in the passenger seat. He then implied that he had a gun and told the woman to get out of her car.

The man then pushed the victim out of the driver’s side door while another man entered the rear passenger seat. One of the men climbed into the driver’s seat and sped away with the driver’s door still open, causing the victim to fall to the ground.

Police said the woman suffered bruises and abrasions from the fall. She was transported to Rush Hospital where her condition stabilized.

The stolen SUV is dark blue in color and it bears a license plate that begins with BW57. Witnesses said the carjackers are two black males in their early 20’s who wore acid wash jeans with black jackets.

According to witnesses and police, the vehicle sped westbound on Illinois, north on Orleans, west on Grand, and then north on Kingsbury after the carjacking.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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