Two children, two adults critically injured in multi-car crash on West Side

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CHICAGO – Four people, including tow children,  were injured in a car crash Saturday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The accident happened around 6:48 a.m. at the intersection of Lake Street and North Hamlin Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez.

A Mercedes c300 struck an Oldsmobile Regal after the driver of the Mercedes failed to stop at a red light.

A Chrysler Town and Country mini-van then struck the Oldsmobile that had spun due to the first crash.

Two children from the Oldsmobile were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

The 25-year-old female driver of the Oldsmobile was taken to Stroger in “stable” condition, and a 53-year-old passenger refused transport.

The adult male driver of the Mercedes was also taken to Stroger in “stable” condition. He was cited for failing to stop at the light, and taken into custody. Charges are pending.

The driver of the Chrysler refused transport.

CPD’s Major Accidents unit are currently investigating the incident.


Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.



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