9 Injured in Northwest Side Crash

By Kimberly Podgorski
|  Saturday, Sep 4, 2010  |  Updated 7:38 PM CDT
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Nine people were injured, seven seriously, in a crash involving three vehicles on in the Logan Square neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side side early Saturday morning.

Nine people were injured, seven seriously, in a crash involving three vehicles on in the Logan Square neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side side early Saturday morning.

Nine people were injured, seven seriously, in a crash involving four vehicles on in the Logan Square neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side early Saturday morning.

The accident happened just after 2:00 a.m. near the intersection of W. Fullerton and N. Milwaukee avenues. 

According to the Chicago Tribune:

    The driver of the silver Infiniti was headed west on Fullerton Avenue when his car hit an Infiniti G20 near Sacramento Boulevard about 2:05 a.m.  The driver panicked and pulled a U-turn, heading back east on Fullerton at high speed.

    The silver Infiniti then crashed into the taxi and a Toyota Land Cruiser in the 2900 block of west Fullerton, ejecting three of the six people in the car and injuring the taxi driver, a woman in her 20s who was in the taxi and the woman who was driving the Toyota.

Passersby administered CPR to at least one woman.

"She was OK.  Once we gave her the water she started reacting herself and she was actually talking to everybody,"  said Marisol Claudio, adding that she works in nursing home and is "around all of that."

Seven people were taken in serious to critical condition to local hospitals and two were taken in serious to fair condition.

Alcohol is not believed to have played a factor in the crash, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

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