Man, 71, fatally crashes into Bridgeview pool following medical emergency

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — A 71-year-old man died Wednesday morning when he drove into an empty swimming pool in Bridgeview.

It happened in Commissioner’s Park at 81 Street and Beloit Avenue.

A spokesman for the Village said the man was on his way home from a hospital when he had what was described as “a health episode.”

His pickup truck went through a grassy area, a fence and into the shallow end of the pool before crashing into one of the pool walls.

He was taken to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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