3 Chicago car accidents on the North Side injure 15 people

Three separate Chicago auto accidents on the North Side have resulted in injuries to 15 people over a 24 hour period.

The first accident took place on Saturday night, it involved 2 cars and injured 9 people, according the Chicago Breaking News Center. The crash took place at Central and Irving Park just before 10 p.m. in Portage Park. Two people were seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Seven others were injured and taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital.

The Chicago Police Department is handling the crash investigation. The cause of the accident has not been reported.

The second accident took place early Sunday morning around 5 a.m. on North Lake Shore Drive, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The accident injured five people.

The auto accident took place at Montrose Ave. and the Drive, and there was an EMS Plan I response, which sends five ambulances to the scene.

The people hurt in this accident were all reportedly in serious to critical condition. Three were taken by ambulance to Illinois Masonic and two people were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The cause of the second accident was also not reported. It has also not been reported if drugs or alcohol played a roll in either crash.

The 3rd accident also took place on Lake Shore Drive, this time by Oak Street. It was a single car accident on Saturday night where a driver lost control and hit a wall. An injured passenger was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with back and neck injuries.

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