Several injured in Chicago area car crash

WLS is reporting that several people were hurt and taken by ambulance to area hospitals after an Illinois auto accident on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway Tuesday morning. None of the injuries were supposed to be life-threatening.

The collision occurred just before 7:30 AM when a westbound 2003 Honda crossed over the median and drove into the eastbound lanes for reasons unknown. This caused a five vehicle collision in the eastbound lanes, including a 2000 Lincoln pickup truck, a Toyota Camry, a 2000 Cadillac and a 2007 Chevy SUV. One of the vehicles rolled over in the accident.

Those hurt in the accident were taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Illinois state police responded to the accident scene. It was not reported if traffic citations were issued, but police were talking to victims for clues as to why the vehicle crossed the center of the highway.

The eastbound lanes were closed for about an hour and traffic was rerouted while debris and the rolled over vehicle were cleared.

The Roselle Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.

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