3 killed, 11 injured in Oak Lawn car crash

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Three people were killed and 11  injured after a multi-vehicle crash in Oak Lawn.

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 95th and Cicero.

The 81-year-old driver of a pickup truck ran a red light, veered into the opposite lanes and slammed into several vehicles that were waiting for the light.

The driver of the pickup truck was killed.

Two other people stopped at the light were killed.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

Two of the 11 people injured have been hospitalized in critical condition.

A third victim went to the hospital in non-critical condition, and eight people were treated at the scene.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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  • Lydia Wilcopolski

    Stupidity does not indeed have a color. Its a shame that people can be so rude and ignorant in today’s society. Some people have died and been seriously injured. If you use that type of language you are disgusting and a shame to all African Americans using that word. You are also offensive to all white and other races as well. I am deeply offended as I am of a mixed race, and have Mexican, African American, Cherokee Indian and European relatives. You name says enough, let alone your use of a word you really have no idea of the meaning of. If you are not reprimanded by WGN News and other African Americans or any race working by them you have left yourself open for a lawsuit for defamation. Let alone a place that GOD will send you when you depart the living world that you know nothing about.

  • Pvt. Blair

    People in Chicago disgust me and make me less proud to be from this city especially the south side leave the country and express your hate for one another no worse then Hitler

  • Fishman

    95th and Cicero has always been a Bad Intersection. As to Oak Lawn, Use to be a Nice City until Christ Hospital because a trauma unit. All Southside emergencies are sent there.

  • Diana Wurster

    So sad for these families! Of any color,creed or nation, it is to bad that these things even have to happen let alone add ratial slurs in the course of conversation! My condolences to the families!

  • PAUL

    I agree with Dr. Jones, Shiqueta is not of AFRICAN AMERICAN decent! so don’t buy into the hatred! Allen you did the same thing using your stereotyping!! comment of the incident and don’t feed on the IGNORANCE!

  • Jan

    Prayers to all families who’s loved ones were taking in this tragic accident. And to Dr. Jones and Paul, don’t be saying that Shiqueta is a white person when you do not know this. If she wants to make racist comments then she is the one who has to deal with it or whoever is being Shiqueta whatever race. but by you saying its only a white person acting out makes me think you might be racist as well. Everybody has an opinion people, stop being hateful and racist!

  • Research Legal Nurse (@RLNCUSA)

    Healing prayers to all victims with condolences to the nuns order of Little Company of Mary Hospital, on the loss of two of their sister nuns killed in the crash. I got my nurse practitioner degree thru training at Christ Medical Center on 95th, over 25 years ago. This hospital has been a trauma center for many years through Cook County Medical Center’s, Trauma training programs for physicians and nurses. I live in northern California now and got an alert on my cell phone from Oak Lawn about the accident. My daughter lIves near there. I thought she was a victim. Healing prayers and condolences to the family of the truck driver as well, as they too have suffered a loss. Racist remarks show ignorance in a crisis. Something to get others off the topic of concern. Please show compassion for those injured, the deceased and their families, the people who out of the goodness of their heart’s stopped to help at the scene before fire rescue got there, for EMS team, and ER staff as well. What I saw online and TV news were people of all races helping each other out to help save lives. I am a 63 year old, white, female, trauma nurse practitioner (retired). I don’t see colors of skin, I notice people first.

    • ZebraStripes

      I wouldn’t take my dog to Christ Hospital for treatment. Years ago I went there for a serious injury and waited at least 12 hours for a doctor to arrive that could treat me.

  • A San

    Cause of the accident??
    The driver is 81 years old. The state should test people once they get to this age to see their reflexes and how they handle the road. I see so many elderly drivers that almost cause accidents because they just GO and are not looking.
    Very sad for all these families.

    • Jason

      Sandra you shouldn’t be driving either. Age has nothing to do with it with your thinking only 40 and 50 year olds should be driving. Teens and 20 year old. Are not focus on the road. 30 year old are preoccupied with kids