3 children hospitalized after car accident on South Side

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CHICAGO — Six people, including three juveniles, were injured Monday night in a car accident on the South Side.

Just before 8 a.m., authorities were dispatched near 48th St. and Western on the report of a two-vehicle accident. Chicago police said a vehicle was traveling northbound on Western when it struck a vehicle traveling southbound on Western.

A 25-year-old woman was traveling with three children in the vehicle, a 6-year-old boy and two babies, both one years old. 

All of the children were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital. Chicago fire initially transported one of the children in critical condition. CPD said all have been stabilized.

Police issued the 25-year-old woman citations for driving without a license, driving with no insurance and not having the babies restrained properly.

A 54-year-old driver of the other vehicle was transported in stable condition. One person was injured but reportedly refused treatment at the scene.


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