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Six injured in single-vehicle Chicago car accidents over weekend

Six people were injured in separate single-vehicle Chicago car accidents over the weekend.

A teenager was in critical condition with a head injury after a Friday night accident on the Northwest Tollway in Elgin, according to the Daily Herald.

Illinois State Police reported that a Jeep Wrangler went out of control while entering the tollway eastbound at Route 31, where it spun around and slammed into an oncoming box truck. Three others, including the teen’s father, were also injured. The injured motorists, including two occupants of the box truck, were taken to Sherman Hospital.

In a separate one-vehicle Chicago traffic accident, two women are in critical condition following a Sunday morning crash in southwest suburban Plainfield, the Breaking News Center reported.

Authorities report their car was westbound on East Renwick Road near the intersection of South McClellan Avenue when the driver lost control about 3 a.m. The vehicle left the road and slammed backward into a telephone pole. The crash snapped one of the utility poles in half and threw one of the women from the vehicle.

A rescue helicopter was called to the scene but was not able to fly because of weather conditions. The women, described as being in their early 20s, were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital, where they were both reported as being in critical condition.

Through Sunday, a total of 210 fatal Illinois car accidents have claimed 240 lives, four fewer than the 236 people killed on the roads during the same period last year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.