Eight injured in seven-car Chicago car accident on the Dan Ryan

Thirteen ambulances were dispatched to a five-vehicle Chicago car accident over the weekend on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

The chain-reaction crash occurred in the northbound express lanes of the Dan Ryan shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday in the South Side’s Bridgeport neighborhood, according to the Sun-Times.

The Chicago Tribune reported at least seven vehicles were involved and eight people were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

The crash happened where the express lanes meet the local lanes near the Chinatown feeder ramp, Illinois State Police reported.

Four vehicles were towed from the scene and several people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Reports indicate one child was taken in good condition to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

Two people were reported to be in critical condition — one at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and another at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

Four others were reportedly in good condition at area hospitals.

A gray compact car and a sport-utility vehicle were among the vehicles involved and were towed from the scene, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center.

The northbound expressway was closed for about an hour. No citations were issued as state police continue to investigate.

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