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Wednesday February 28, 2024

SUVs crash in Chicago kills one, injures six others critically

According to Chicago police officials, three females and two males were taken to hospitals

By Web Desk
February 12, 2024
This still shows rescue officials during the operation at the side of the crash in Chicago on February 11, 2024. — ABC Chicago
This still shows rescue officials during the operation at the side of the crash in Chicago on February 11, 2024. — ABC Chicago

Local media in Chicago reported Sunday at least one person was killed and six others were critically injured after two SUVs were involved in an accident at the 4200 block of South Pulaski Road.

The crash occurred just after 2am, according to the local police who said that the dead victim was male without releasing further details about his identity and age.

According to Chicago police officials, three females and two males were taken to hospitals. Their condition is reported to be critical.

Police also reported that another woman was also transported to the hospital in critical condition. Officials did not release the identities of the victims.

A witness was quoted as saying in the ABC Chicago report: "We saw a woman lying down. We think she was alive, but she wasn't really moving."

The witness also said: “Then we saw about three or four other people. They were sitting upright but they were moved by stretchers."

"I live on Pulaski just a little further south, and there are a lot of accidents on Pulaski," the witness said. "So it's really sad to see that this continues to happen."

People living in the area believe that it's time to find other ways to make Pulaski, which has a long history of overspeeding, drag racing, drifting, and overall reckless driving, safer.

"It's been a very tough week on Pulaski Rd," 14th Ward Alderwoman Jeylú Gutiérrez said in a statement.

"A few days ago I requested to meet with CDOT. Today's incident once again shows the urgency to make this stretch safer. I plan to engage CDOT, the planning department, and constituents to come up with a comprehensive plan to come up with solutions to this problem."