1 Dead, 9 Injured in Crash on Chicago’s South Side
A tragic crash on Chicago’s South Side has left one person dead and at least nine others injured.
The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m.
on Saturday afternoon in the 100 block of South Torrence Avenue.
According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the crash involved two vehicles that collided head-on.
A man driving northbound on Torrence entered the southbound lane, resulting in a collision with a 30-year-old man driving an SUV.
The SUV had three children, aged 2, 5, and 9, as well as another adult as passengers.
The 30-year-old driver of the SUV and the other adult were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.
However, the children were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital and are reported to be in good condition.
In the aftermath of the initial collision, a pickup truck traveling northbound on Torrence crashed into a light pole while trying to avoid the accident.
The driver of the pickup truck was rushed to the University of Chicago in critical condition.
Additionally, a 58-year-old woman driving an SUV also crashed into an object while attempting to avoid the first accident.
She was also taken to the University of Chicago for medical treatment.
The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Team is currently investigating the incident, but no tickets have been issued as of now.
This unfortunate crash has claimed one life and caused significant injuries to multiple individuals.
Authorities continue to gather information and determine the exact circumstances leading to the collision.