Seven people were injured Sunday, including an 8-year-old boy, in a three-car crash on Chicago's southwest side, authorities said.
The accident happened at 11:18 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Western Avenue near 43rd Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood, according to authorities.
A 2003 Dodge Caravan made an improper left turn and struck a 1994 Chrysler LHS that was traveling north on Western Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The Chrysler then struck a 1997 Ford Windstar that was stopped at a red light on 43rd Street.
Police said an 11-year-old boy in the Chrysler LHS was transported in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, but Fire Media reported the boy was eight years old.
Another 8-year-old was transported in fair-to-serious condition and five adults were also transported to area hospitals in fair-to-serious condition., Fire Media said.
Police later said five passengers from the Chrysler LHS that were hospitalized suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Dodge Caravan, a woman in her 20s, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Mirabelli said.
A male driver and female passenger, both in their 60s, refused medical treatment, Mirabelli said.
Citations are pending against the drivers of the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler LHS, Mirabelli said. The driver of the Chrysler LHS is the mother of the 1-year-old boy.