2 dead, 16 injured in multi-car crash on Chicago’s South Side

CHICAGO — Two people are dead and 16 people injured after a driver of a stolen car drove the wrong direction and caused a multi-car crash on Chicago’s South Side Wednesday night, police said.

The crash was reported around 5 p.m. near East 87th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue.

in one tweetThe Chicago Fire Department said at least 10 people were transported to local hospitals and some are being evaluated.

According to police reports, a 53-year-old woman and the driver of a silver sedan were transported to Christ Hospital with unknown injuries, a 54-year-old man standing on the sidewalk suffered a dislocated kneecap and was transported to Trinity Hospital in fair condition.

Another woman, 56, the driver of a Volkswagen, was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital with a back injury. She is in fair condition. A 6-year-old boy was a passenger in the Volkswagen but was not injured.

A 33-year-old man driving a minivan suffered a minor injury to his hand and is in good condition. A 10-month-old girl was a passenger in the minivan but was not injured. A 5-year-old girl also reported body aches but is in good condition. A 4-year-old girl was also in the minivan. She reportedly suffered no injuries. The children were transported to Comer’s Children Hospital.

According to police reports, a 37-year-old woman driving a Lexus suffered unknown injuries but is in fair condition. A boy, 10, was a passenger in the Lexus and suffered a broken wrist. Also in the car was an 18-year-old man who suffered unknown injuries. All three were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Four people are critically injured, one person is in a serious but stable condition and five people have, according to a Tweet from the fire department.

The Chicago Police Department superintendent said a driver in a stolen car drove the wrong way at high speed and caused the chain reaction accident. The driver and another person in the stolen car were killed.

The car was reported stolen from Markham early Wednesday, Brown said.

during one press conference On Wednesday night, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at the scene that she was “sick” when she first heard reports of the crash and wanted to come out to the scene.

A gun was found in the stolen car, Brown said.

She also said people speeding around town is a big problem and will continue to be addressed.

Further details have not yet been released at this time.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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