6 Injured in Car Crash on West Side

Three of the victims injured in the accident were children

Sunday, Oct 28, 2012  |  Updated 8:35 PM CDT
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6 Injured in Car Crash on West Side

A car chase in the Austin neighborhood left six people -- three of whom were children -- hospitalized Sunday afternoon.

After some sort of domestic dispute, a vehicle began following another vehicle about 12:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Central Park Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss.

Multiple vehicles were hit during the course of the chase, Purkiss said, and six people were injured.

Three children were taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, two adults were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and one adult was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, said Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim. The victims’ ages were not immediately available. Their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, and they were all listed in good condition, authorities said.

At some point one of the vehicles involved in the chase stopped and a person allegedly got out and began firing a gun, Purkiss said. Police witnessed the incident and arrested two people, Purkiss said, adding that investigators recovered a weapon.

Charges had not been filed against the two suspects as of Sunday afternoon.

Some Chicago Transit Authority buses were rerouted around the scene. The CTA’s No. 85 Central buses have been rerouted temporarily in both directions via Central, North, Laramie, Grand, and Central, as a result, according to a CTA rider alert.

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