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6 Hurt In Wrong-Way Lake Shore Drive Crash

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Six people were hurt when a wrong-way driver plowed into three other vehicles on Lake Shore Drive in the North Side Lake View neighborhood late Friday.

The woman driving the wrong-way vehicle was headed southbound in the northbound lanes near Waveland Street when she crashed head-on into the other vehicles about 11:30 p.m., Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

A total of six adults were hurt in the crash, Langford said, though paramedics did not expect any of the injuries to be life-threatening.

The driver and one other person were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, Langford said. One other person was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, also in serious-to-critical condition.

Paramedics examined three other people hurt in the wreck, but they refused further medical treatment, he said.

Traffic behind the wreck backed up nearly a mile to Belmont Avenue as emergency crews responded, shutting down all northbound lanes, Langford said.

Police had no immediate information about the crash.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)