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4 sent to hospitals, 6 treated on scene of Dan Ryan crash

Four people were taken to hospitals and six were treated on the scene following a multiple vehicle traffic crash that was possibly alcohol-related on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway tonight on the South Side.

Two box trucks, a limousine and three cars collided at 6:55 p.m. on the inbound Ryan near 69th Street during a possibly alcohol-related crash, according to Illinois State Police. 

An EMS Plan I, which automatically ends at least five ambulances to the scene, was called about 7 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Three people were seriously to critically hurt, while a fourth was in fair to serious condition, according to the fire department. Six additional people were treated on the scene.

Two patients were sent to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, one was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and one to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, according to state police.

A father and son were among those injured, but all the victims’ injuries were not serious or life-threatening, according to an ISP District Chicago master sergeant. 

The EMS Plan I was secured about 7:20 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

No arrests have been made but authorities were looking into if alcohol impairment was a factor, according to an ISP District Chicago master sergeant.

 

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