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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Not As Cold Thursday Night
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.READ MORE: 'I Was Excited': Kids Talk About Getting Their First COVID Shot
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.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccine Payouts: Are Incentives Enough To Push Through The Plateau?
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