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Two Seriously Injured While Street Racing On Eisenhower

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Two people were seriously injured after being ejected from a car that was street racing on the Eisenhower Expressway in west suburban Berkeley Saturday night.

Three vehicles were street racing in the inbound lanes of Interstate 290 at 11:36 p.m. when one vehicle lost control and struck a concrete median barrier just south of St. Charles Road, Illinois State Police District Chicago Trooper Mark Hall said.

Two passengers in the back seat of the vehicle were ejected when the rear hatch opened, Hall said. A second vehicle that was street racing then struck one of the victims.

Both rear passengers were taken in serious condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. The female driver and the front seat passenger were treated and released from Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

The second vehicle involved in the accident remained at the scene while the third street racing vehicle fled, Hall said.

Alcohol did not play a role in the accident, Hall said. Citations are pending.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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