A driver was taken into custody by Chicago police after disregarding a traffic light and causing a chain-reaction crash the left at least six people injured Sunday in Chicago's Back of the Yards community, police said.
At approximately 6:55 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Halsted, a 29-year-old man driving a white SUV was traveling northbound on Halsted at a high rate of speed when he disregarded a traffic light and struck the driver's side of a minivan, according to Chicago police. The minivan came to rest after striking a nearby pole, police stated. The SUV then struck a sedan that was stopped at a nearby traffic light, and that collision caused the sedan to hit a fourth vehicle, a marked Chicago police squad car.
One police officer sustained an arm injury and was taken to a nearby hospital in good condition, officials said. Five children - three boys and two girls - in the minivan were all transported to Comer Children's Hospital for minor injuries and also listed in good condition.
The driver of the SUV was taken into custody following the incident.
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The crash remains under investigation by Area One detectives.