2 Killed, 16 Injured In Wrong-Way Crash In Chicago: Report

CHICAGO, IL — A automobile pushed by a driver touring the unsuitable approach careened into a number of different autos at an intersection in Chicago and killed two folks inside, in addition to injured 16 others, together with seven youngsters, CNN reported.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown mentioned {that a} Dodge Charger had been touring “at a very high rate of speed” the unsuitable approach northbound in a southbound lane in Chicago’s South Side at about 5 p.m. Wednesday simply earlier than the crash, in response to the outlet.

It ended up hitting seven different autos when it entered the intersection after which burst into flames after the crash, killing the 2 folks inside, the outlet reported.

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Sixteen folks, together with two child ladies — a 10-month-old and four-year-old — in addition to a six-year-old boy, have been injured and have been taken to space hospitals, however as of Thursday morning, 11 of these folks have been nonetheless in hospitals, police instructed the outlet.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot known as the crash “a horrible tragedy coming as it does on the eve of Thanksgiving,” in response to CNN.

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“When you’re going at that high rate of speed, anyone that you hit, whether it’s a car or a pedestrian, you significantly diminish their ability to survive.”

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