CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were critically injured when a car slammed into a tree late Wednesday in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Chicago,IL At least 1 person was critically injured after the vehicle they were in smashed into a tree trapping them inside. The vcitim was extricated from the car and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Justin / Sun-Times

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At 11:38 p.m., a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser traveling east in the 6100 block of West Higgins at a high rate of speed lost control and struck a tree, according to Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Media Affairs. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The driver, a 26-year-old man, and his passenger, a 26-year-old woman, were both trapped in the PT Cruiser, and firefighters had to extricate them from the car, authorities said.

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Chicago,IL At least 1 person was critically injured after the vehicle they were in smashed into a tree trapping them inside. The vcitim was extricated from the car and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Justin / Sun-Times

hey were taken in critical to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, authorities said.

CPD’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

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