Severe Accident Closes Kennedy, 14 People Injured

All outbound lanes on the Kennedy Expressway near the Ohio Street exit were closed for over an hour Saturday evening due to a severe accident that left at least 14 people injured.

Police called an Emergency Medical Services Plan 2, sending 10 ambulances to the scene after the accident occurred around 8:30 p.m.

Police said a van was involved in the crash and estimate that more than a dozen people were injured in the accident.

According to Chicago Fire Media, 14 people were transported to area hospitals including University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Saint Mary's and Elizabeth Medical Center. Two people were in critical condition, Chicago Fire Media reported.

One of the victim's transported was a "small child" who was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, fire officials said.

The van was a church van from Milwaukee, fire officials said, and the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

The church van was reportedly traveling in the left center lane when a white van tried to make a lane change and struck the church van. Two other vehicle were hit in the crash, but only van passengers were transported, Chicago Fire Media tweeted

The white van left the scene, according to police.

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