Five Seriously Injured in Crash

Females hospitalized in serious to critical condition

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014  |  Updated 10:24 AM CDT
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Five Seriously Injured in Crash

Paramedics were working to extricate people from the vehicle just before 6 a.m.

Five people were injured in a serious crash on the Chicago's far southwest side early Tuesday morning.

The victims -- all female -- were transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Mount Sinai Medical Center following the crash at West Pershing Road and South Kedzie Avenue.

At least a dozen paramedics were seen working on the car after it crashed into a light pole. Crews used a Jaws of Life-type tool to remove the roof of the car in an effort to get to those trapped inside.

A 24-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 19-year-old were all transported to Stroger Hospital. A 19-year-old and a 2-year-old were transported to Mt. Sinai.

All were listed in serious to critical condition.

The crash closed Kedzie Avenue between 39th and 40th streets.

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