By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (CBS) — A terrifying crash on the Edens Expressway tied up traffic for hours Saturday.

The crash happened at 4:46 p.m. in the northbound lanes near Lake Cook Road.

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The force of the collision sent one of the cars careening into the grass. Both vehicles sustained significant and visible damage.

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One person was trapped inside one of the cars.

At least four people were taken to the hospital. One was said to be in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

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Illinois State Police said the two right lanes on the Edens were closed at Lake Cook Road following the crash.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff