Chicago’s South Side Saw A Fatal Multi-Car Accident With Two Deaths And Sixteen Injuries!

2 killed, several injured in multi-car crash on Chicago's South Side

On Wednesday night, a driver in a stolen car who was going the wrong way caused a multi-car crash on Chicago’s South Side, injuring 16, including two people who later died from their injuries.

Around 5 o’clock in the evening, a collision was reported on East 87th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue. The Chicago Fire Department tweeted that at least ten people had been taken to area hospitals for evaluation.

A female driver, 53 years old, was taken to the hospital in unknown condition from her silver sedan, and a male pedestrian, 54 years old, was standing nearby when the collision occurred and suffered a dislocated kneecap; both were taken to hospitals.

The Volkswagen’s female driver, aged 56, was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital with back injuries and later released. She’s in a reasonably good state of health right now. No one in the Volkswagen, including a 6-year-old boy, was hurt.

A 37-year-old woman in a Lexus was also injured but is listed as being in fair condition, according to police reports. A ten-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Lexus broke his wrist in the accident. Unknown injuries were also sustained by a male passenger, age 18, who was in the vehicle. They were taken by ambulance to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

A tweet from the fire department states that four people’s injuries are “life-threatening,” one person’s injuries are “serious but stable,” and five people’s injuries are “not life-threatening.”

The superintendent of the Chicago Police Department has stated that the chain reaction crash was caused by a driver in a stolen vehicle who was going the wrong way at high speeds. Two people were killed when their stolen car crashed.

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On Wednesday afternoon, a stolen vehicle was driving recklessly and veered into oncoming traffic, resulting in a multi-vehicle crash in Burnside on the South Side that left two people dead and 11 others injured.

South Side Wrong-Way Car Crash Leaves 2 Dead And 11 Injured

According to the Chicago Fire Department, around 5 p.m., they received a call about a crash with multiple injuries at the intersection of 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stated at a news conference that a stolen Dodge Charger was driving north in the southbound lanes of Cottage Grove Avenue “at a very high rate of speed” when it caused a crash involving seven other vehicles near the intersection with 87th Street.

Officials with the fire department confirmed that the driver and a passenger in a stolen Dodge that was reported stolen from the south suburb of Markham had been found dead in the burning vehicle. It was reported to the police that a firearm was located in the vehicle.

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The crash was witnessed by an employee of an electronics store nearby, who reported hearing a loud explosion and then seeing a car engulfed in flames.

According to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, she felt compelled to visit the scene after hearing the toll in order to urge locals to drive more cautiously. Lightfoot told reporters at the scene, “When you’re going at that high rate of speed, anyone that you hit, whether it’s a car or pedestrian, you significantly diminish their ability to survive.

” Folks need to take it easy. I have been exploring the city extensively, and I have to say that I am constantly astounded by the sheer volume of traffic and the incredible speeds at which people travel. Relax and follow the posted speed limit signs.

Nine Adults And Seven Children In Other Cars Were Hurt And Taken To Local Hospitals For Treatment

A 53-year-old woman was driving a silver sedan when she was involved in an accident, according to the police. She was taken to Christ Medical Center. A 54-year-old man who had been standing nearby on the sidewalk was taken to Trinity Hospital with a dislocated kneecap.

Nine Adults And Seven Children In Other Cars Were Hurt And Taken To Local Hospitals For Treatment

An injured 6-year-old boy and a 56-year-old woman were transported to St. Bernard Hospital in good and fair condition, respectively, from the Volkswagen they were riding in during the collision.

A minivan carrying a mother, her three young children, and another adult female was also involved. All three girls, ages 10 months, 15 years, and 4 years old, were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital.

In addition, a Lexus with three people inside was struck. The woman, 37, was reportedly driving with two boys, ages 10 and 18 when the incident occurred. All of them, albeit in moderate condition, was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Officers found a long rifle inside the stolen car. According to reports, police are currently trying to determine the identities of the people who were killed in the stolen Dodge Charger.

Conclusion

On Wednesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed a press conference at the scene, where she urged locals to reduce their speed.

Lightfoot estimated that there were roughly 150 deaths due to traffic accidents in 2016. With over a hundred accidents already this year, many of which were caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit, it’s clear that we need to remind everyone to ease up on the gas.

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  • Karan Sirari

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