A three-vehicle crash near the south end of Jackson Park sent eight people to hospitals this afternoon, including one critically injured adult and several young children, authorities said.
The crash involving two minivans and a sedan a little before 4 p.m. happened near the intersection of 67 th Street and Blackstone Avenue on the border between the Woodlawn and Grand Crossing neighborhoods.
One adult suffered serious-to-critical injuries and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Chief Joe Roccasalva. Three other adults in fair-to-serious condition and four children in good-to-fair condition were taken to area hospitals, including Comer Children’s Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Cetner, St. Bernard Hospital and Jackson Park Hospital, he said.
Police did not immediately have information on the crash.
At the scene, one minivan appeared to have been broadsided by another vehicle, and the vehicles ended up on the north side of 67th Street, where a street sign was toppled after being hit.
The crash happened near a Chicago Fire Department firehouse, and emergency crews and workers from a nearby office worked quickly to help those injured in the crash, witnesses said.
After the crash, a child’s umbrella stroller stood next to part of a detached bumper and broken glass littered the street.
Tribune photographer Terrence Antonio James and Tribune reporter Liam Ford contributed
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