Fiery Crash On Dan Ryan Expressway Leaves Ten Injured
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Almost a dozen people were injured in a three-car crash in Chicago’s South Side early Tuesday. According to authorities,
the multiple-vehicle crash occurred on the Dan Ryan Expressway around
12:35 a.m. The Illinois State Police report the cars collided in the northbound
lanes of Interstate 94 near 93rd Street, causing a fiery scene.
State police say it is still under investigation as to what caused the
crash, but ten people, including two children, were seriously hurt. The
Chicago Fire Department officials said ten people were transported to
local hospitals. Seven of those people were in critical condition, while
three others are listed in fair condition.
According to an eyewitness, a driver tried to reverse after missing an
exit on the expressway. As the driver was backing up, another northbound
vehicle collided causing a fiery crash that included a third vehicle.
Police had the northbound lane of the Dan Ryan closed for several hours.
Residents nearby were drawn out of their homes to watch after hearing
the loud wreck. A witness told police that a car was on fire, and many
worked to put it out. Victims were scattered about, and the scene was
awful, a witness told police.
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