CHICAGO (CBS) — Two women were critically injured early Tuesday when their car hit a snow plow in the West Chatham neighborhood.

The crash happened just after 1 a.m. at 79th Street and Wentworth Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs.

After the vehicle hit the plow, it spun and hit a light pole, injuring two women inside the car, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

Fire Media Affairs said both were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, but police said their conditions had stabilized as of early Tuesday.

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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