Eleven people have been injured in two separate Illinois auto accidents on the southbound Dan Ryan that occurred on Sunday morning, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The crashes occurred only around 30 minutes apart, leaving police asking what caused the accidents, as the road conditions were good.
The first crash occurred just after 8:30 AM around 33rd St. in the express lanes. Five people were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The second collision occurred just after 9 AM in an area between the local and express lanes near 26 Street. Six people were taken by ambulance to the hospital and the collision involved nine vehicles.
Five ambulances responded to the scene of the second crash. Two of the injured were taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, two were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and another was taken to St. Anthony Hospital. Nine others involved refused medical care.
According to Illinois State Police, the accident in the area of 26th Street occurred when a driver traveling too fast for conditions rear-ended another vehicle.
It has not been reported if Chicago injury attorneys are involved in either accident yet.