One man was killed and more than a dozen others injured in separate multi-vehicle car accidents last Thursday in the Chicago area.
In the first incident, an eight-vehicle Chicago car accident in suburban Crestwood claimed to life of a Country Club Hills man on Thursday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Southtown Star reported that a speeding driver caused the accident after slamming into several vehicles at a Crestwood intersection.
Police reported charges were expected against the speeding driver of a 1997 Buick LeSabre, which slammed into cars stopped at the intersection.
The crash happened about 5 a.m. at Cicero Avenue and Cal Sag Road — the 55-year-old Laramie Road man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office reported.
The Chicago Breaking News Center said four other motorists were injured in the crash and that the at-fault driver was on parole for a 2006 reckless homicide conviction and also had a previous conviction for aggravated battery to a peace officer or fireman.
In the second incident, a four-car North Lake Shore accident injured nine people, three of them critically, according to the Chicago Tribune, which reported that the 2:30 p.m. accident shut done northbound Lake Shore Drive for an hour.
Two motorists were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition and one was in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Six others were treated at the scene.