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Seven Hurt, Including 11 year-old Boy, In Three-Car Crash On SW Side

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Seven people, including two children, were injured Sunday in a three-vehicle accident in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The three-vehicle accident occurred at 11:18 a.m. in the 4300 block of South Western Avenue, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

A 2003 Dodge Caravan made an improper left turn and struck a 1994 Chrysler LHS traveling north on Western, Mirabelli said. The Chrysler then struck a 1997 Ford Windstar that was stopped at a red light on 43rd Street.

Seven people, five adults and two children, were hospitalized, Fire Media Affairs said.

The driver of the Dodge Caravan, a woman in her 20s, was taken with nonlife threatening injuries to Holy Cross, Mirabelli said.

An 11-year-old boy in the Chrysler Caravan was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with a laceration to the forehead, said Mirabelli, but Fire Media Affairs stated that the boy was eight years old.

Five other passengers in the Chrysler Caravan were initially hospitalized in serious condition but police later said they suffered nonlife threatening injuries.

A male driver and his female passenger, both in his 60s, refused medical treatment, Mirabelli said.

Citations are pending against the drivers of the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler LHS, Mirabelli said. The driver of the Chrysler LHS is the mother of the 11-year-old boy.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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