As a result of a Chicago car crash, a 16 year old teenager has died, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center. The accident took place on Wednesday in the Garfield Park neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. and the teen died a day later. Several others were hurt.
The car accident happened in 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue. The boy who died was a backseat passenger in an Oldsmobile headed south on Hamlin that was being driven by a 20 year old. There was also an 18-year-old passenger in the car. The Olds hit head on with a northbound Saturn. The Saturn was occupied by a 37 year old female driver and a teenage passenger.
Chicago paramedics initiated an EMS Plan 1 response that immediately sends five ambulances to the accident site. All 3 in the Oldsmobile were taken by ambulance to Mt. Sinai Hospital. The two in the Saturn were also taken by ambulance to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says the 16 year old pronounced dead at 2:16 p.m. on Thursday.
The Chicago Police Department Major Accident Investigation Unit is handling the investigation, and it has not been reported which vehicle caused the accident or if either driver was issued a citation.
Also see the story reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.