UPDATED 08/09/12 7:26 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were left in critical condition early Thursday in a crash on North Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The crash happened around 4:15 a.m. on North Avenue near California Avenue, police said.

CBS 2’s Derrick Young reports three cars were involved.

Paramedics took two people from the scene in critical condition – one to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, the other to Mount Sinai Hospital, the Sun-Times Media Wire reported.

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