CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon on the outbound Stevenson Expressway at Damen Avenue.
At 2:19 p.m., Illinois State Police District Chicago troopers were called to the scene for a three-vehicle crash.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened Inside And Outside Those Walls
State Police said one driver was traveling in the middle lane while two others were in the left lane. The first car changed lanes and hit a second, and then swerved around and hit a third car, state police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Lakeshore Flood Threat Continues
The driver of the second car was taken to a local hospital, and the driver of the first car was likewise hospitalized along three children who were passengers. All had non-life-threatening injuries.
All outbound lanes of the expressway were shut down for about 45 minutes following the crash.MORE NEWS: Climate Change And Chicago's Lake Michigan Shoreline: What The Future May Hold And The Action Being Taken
The crash was under investigation Wednesday afternoon.