On the South Side of Chicago, two separate car crashes hurt four people this morning, according to Chicago Breaking News Center. Both collisions were in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive. One accident that involved two cars occurred at 31st Street and LSD at around 6:15 am. The second accident took place a few minutes later around 27th Street. Both the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Fire Department responded to the accidents.
Three people in the first accident were reportedly seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. One other was injured and transported to Mercy Hospital. There were no injured reported in the 2nd accident.
The accidents caused a huge traffic backup and the police had to close the drive at 31st Street and divert cars off the highway until the accident could be cleared.
The cause of the crashes has not been reported.