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Bystanders Rescue 3 From Rollover Crash

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WORTH, Ill. (STMW) – Bystanders rescued a mother and her two young sons from a car after it was T-boned by a delivery truck and rolled onto its roof Friday in south suburban Worth.

“They were out by the time we got there,” said Chris Perry, a battalion chief of North Palos Fire Protection District.

All three were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Perry said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The driver of the Cintas uniform truck, Ricardo Avila, 30, declined treatment, Perry said.

Hospital officials declined to release any information about the crash victims or the extent of their injuries.

Acting Worth Police Chief Mark Micetich said Avila was southbound on Natchez Avenue when his truck crashed into a 2005 Nissan Altima, which eastbound on 111th Street. The Nissan was pushed into the curb and it turned over, police said. Traffic on Natchez has stop signs at the intersection.

Avila, of the 4000 block of W. 83rd St., Chicago, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, Micetich said a Cintas representative said the company would not comment while the incident is investigated.

Ken Hart, a manager at Expert Tire, said he heard the crash about 8:15 a.m.

Hart said when he got to the scene he saw one child with a bloody nose outside the car; a woman being treated with a compress to her head; and a second child still strapped in a car seat.

The second child was soon removed from the car, Hart said.

The intersection was cleared and reopened to traffic before 9 a.m., Hart said.

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