CHICAGO (STMW) — Five people were injured — two critically — in a traffic crash on the Northwest Side early Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened about 12:20 p.m. at Central and Fullerton avenues, according to Fire Media Affairs. An EMS plan I response, which sends at least five ambulances, was called.

Two people in serious to critical condition were taken to hospitals; one to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and one to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

A third person, in fair to serious condition, was taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center; and two people were taken in good to fair condition to Our Lady of the Resurrection and West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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