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Driver arrested after 4 injuries in vehicle crash 5 children, DPC officer – NBC Chicago

A driver was arrested by Chicago police after ignoring a traffic light and causing a chain crash that left at least six people injured Sunday in Chicago’s Back of the Yards community, police said.

At approximately 6:55 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Halsted, a 29-year-old man driving a white SUV was traveling north on Halsted at high speed when he ignored a traffic light and hit the driver’s side of the car. a van. , according to Chicago police. The van came to a stop after hitting a nearby pole, police said. The SUV then struck a sedan which was stopped at a nearby traffic light, and this collision resulted in the sedan hitting a fourth vehicle, a marked Chicago police cruiser.

A police officer suffered an arm injury and was taken to a nearby hospital in good condition, officials said. Five children – three boys and two girls – in the van were all taken to Comer Children’s Hospital with minor injuries and also listed as undamaged.

The driver of the SUV was taken into custody following the incident.

The crash is still under investigation by Area One detectives.

NBC Chicago

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