CHICAGO — Four people were critically injured after a car caught fire in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Crews responded to the fire on the Dan Ryan feeder ramp to Cermak Road at about 9 a.m.
According to police a driver lost control, veered off the roadway, and struck the left concrete wall. The car then caught on fire.
The two rear seat passengers were able to exit the vehicle after the crash. Due to the impact of the crash the vehicle caught on fire.
The driver and front seat passenger were trapped inside the burning car.
Chicago Fire Department, Illinois State Police and Chicago police worked to free the people and put out the fire.
The driver, a 29-year-old woman from Chicago, was charged with Driving Under the Influence and other traffic violations, police said. She was released on bond and remains hospitalized.
Lanes reopened around 10 a.m.