Abels & Annes

Rash of Chicago car accidents on Saturday but no reported fatalities

Four people were seriously injured on the West side in three separate Chicago car accidents Saturday morning. The crashes occurred in the Garfield Park and Humboldt Park neighborhoods, the Sun-Times reported.

The Chicago Fire Department reported that one person was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious to critical condition after a collision at North Kedzie Avenue and West Walnut Street. The accident happened shortly after 1:30 a.m.

Another motorist was transported to Sinai hospital in serious to critical condition after a second accident, which occurred an hour later on the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

An hour later, at 3:30 a.m., two people were taken to the hospital in serious to critical condition after a crash on the 4500 block of West Division Street. One of the victims was taken to Sinai hospital, while the other was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

All three accidents happened within about 2 1/2 miles of each other.

Meanwhile, three people were seriously injured in a Chicago rollover accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway shortly before 1:30 a.m., the Sun-Times reported.

Illinois State Police report that the accident happened in the northbound lanes of the expressway at 63rd Street. The accident resulted when one vehicle apparently tried to take the exit ramp too quickly. Two people were ejected and one person had to be extricated from by emergency personnel.