Two individuals died Wednesday evening in a wrong-way accident on Chicago‘s South Side.
Seven cars crashed around 87th and Cottage Grove in Chatham.
A black Dodge Charger headed north in the southbound lane of Cottage Grove struck seven automobiles at 5 p.m., police said. The Charger stopped facing southward and caught fire, killing both passengers.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford called it a “terrible collision.” “Among the worst I’ve seen”
Langford’s Charger Caused Chain Reaction
Brown said 16 individuals, including 9 children and 7 adults, were brought to hospitals from the site. Four are badly hurt, and one is “extremely critical.”
The person who was injured the most was in the car that overturned. Brown said the Dodge Charger was taken from Markham on Wednesday. Brown also found a “long rifle” in the Charger.
Lori Lightfoot urged folks to slow down. “Controllable. “Stop accelerating and follow local speed regulations.” Mayor: Chicago had 150 traffic-related deaths last year and 100 so far this year, Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot: “Many of them involve speed.” “At that pace, you reduce a car’s or a pedestrian’s chance of survival.”
It will be closed for several hours. Avoid the area, drivers!
The collision is being investigated by Major Accidents.