Chicago area car crash that injured five caused by icy conditions

An Illinois auto accident that occurred on Saturday night in West Suburban Naperville was reportedly caused by winter road conditions, according to the Chicago breaking news center. The crash injured five people and occurred in the area of 75th St. and Naper Boulevard around 8 PM.

The collision took place when a westbound vehicle slid on ice, loss control and struck a tree in a median. Multiple emergency vehicles responded to the accident, shutting down the roadway for a period of time. The road was reopened later the same evening.

The people injured in the accident were all taken to Edward Hospital. None of the injuries were supposed to be critical.

The Naperville Police Department is handling the crash investigation, and no traffic tickets have reportedly been issued to the driver.

Over the next several days drivers in the Chicago area need to use extra precaution to avoid accidents. The National Weather Service is warning that hazardous driving conditions are headed to Chicago, including freezing drizzle. Further, extreme cold is supposed to arrive next weekend bringing more dangerous conditions.

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