5 Hurt, Including 3 Kids, When Car Strikes Tree

Police said all five suffered non-life-threatening injuries

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    Ken Herzlich

    Five people, including three children, were hurt in an early morning crash in Chicago's south side Washington Heights neighborhood, officials said.

    The vehicle struck a median and then a tree in the 800 block of West 95th Street about 12:30 a.m. Monday, fire department spokesman Larry Langford said.

    A 22-year-old woman, 25-year-old man, and three children were inside the vehicle, police said.

    Langford said a "small child" was discovered after the crash in a car seat facedown on the street on the street. The child was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

    The man was also taken to Christ, authorities said. The woman and two other children were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park.

    Police said all five suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

    Langford said it was not immediately clear if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

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