Four Teens Injured When Car Rolls into Creek - NBC Chicago

Four Teens Injured When Car Rolls into Creek

None of the injuries were life-threatening



    Four teens were injured when the car they were in rolled over and landed in a muddy, wet creek early Friday morning. (Published Friday, June 20, 2014)

    Four teenagers were injured early Friday morning when the vehicle they were in wound up upside down in a creek in Crestwood, southwest of Chicago.

    Firefighters were called to the crash near Route 83 and West 127th Street after 2:40 a.m.

    Three teens were pulled quickly, but first responders had to use the "Jaws of Life" to rescue a fourth girl who was trapped inside.

    "I don't know what happened. This is a road that goes into a park. It's closed at nighttime, so I don't know why the vehicle was here or how it ended up in the creek, but it was rolled over into the water in the creek. The creek was about four foot of water," said Crestwood Fire Chief Jon Bruce.

    He said some firefighters were up to their hips in muddy water during the rescue.

    Two of the teens were taken to Palos Community Hospital and two went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. None of the injuries were life-threatening, hospital officials said.

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