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Multiple-vehicle accident near Great America injures 16

Sixteen people were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident on the Tri-State Tollway near Great America.

Illinois State Police say three SUVs and two cars were stopped in traffic in the far two right lanes of Interstate 94 in Gurnee, Ill. The accident occurred when a Western Star semi-truck was unable to reduce speed and struck the rear of a Jeep Cherokee and a Honda Civic, causing a chain reaction. The other vehicles involved include a Honda Pilot, a Toyota Prius and a Ford Explorer.

Lanes at the scene of the accident were closed for a time, but were cleared and opened by 2:45 p.m.

A spokesman for Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville said two of the three patients who arrived at the hospital in critical condition were transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Of the remaining 13 patients, which include both adults and children, two remain in serious condition and 11 are in good condition.

At least one of the critical patients was airlifted to Lutheran General in Park Ridge, a Condell spokesman said.

State police say that all of those who were injured in the accident were transported to Condell.

No criminal charges have been filed yet.


8 Comments to “Multiple-vehicle accident near Great America injures 16”

    trucker said:
    July 12, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Hope everyone will be ok . Not to jump to conclusions but someone jumped from the left lane to get off at great america and took out everyone.see it all the time there. They'll just blame it on the trucker.

      bus driver said:
      July 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      sad but true drive this 5 days a week and cant even begin to count how many stupid people rush around a slower driver then cut off several people to get ahead 1 or 2 cars

    friend said:
    July 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    friends of mine involved in this crash. this time, it was the truck who didn't stop when the other traffic was already stopped.

      friend's friend said:
      July 12, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      Yes…i also know someone involved and yes she said it was the truck

    Jen said:
    July 12, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    That's the exit I take home M-F. I pray that everyone makes a full recovery.

    Jock E Shift said:
    July 12, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    I wouldn't comment until I could spell if I were you and until you KNOW full details, stfu.

    Mike said:
    July 12, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    It was the guns fault!!!!!!! Ban them!!!!!!!!!

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