Updated 11/20/11 at 10:42 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) – Four people were injured, one critically, Saturday afternoon after a police pursuit ended in a five-car crash on the Edens Expressway.

The accident happened about 3:50 p.m. after a man allegedly hijacked a car in Northbrook and fled southbound on the Edens while being pursued by police, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Jeanette Beck said.

The pursuit ended with the crash near Peterson Avenue in Skokie, and the man, a 42-year-old from Northbrook, was taken into custody, Beck said.

An EMS Plan 1, which brings at least five ambulances to the scene, was called for the crash, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Kevin MacGregor said.

Four people were injured, MacGregor said. One person was taken in critical condition to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Three others were seriously injured — with two people taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and one person taken to Resurrection Medical Center. Ages and genders were not available.

The EMS Plan 1 was secured at 4:45 p.m., MacGregor said.

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