Multiple cars involved in crash on Kennedy Expressway – Chicago Tribune
Seven people were injured, one critically, in two crashes late Monday that involved about 35 cars on the southbound express lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near Division Street, officials said.
The crash was first reported about 10:15 p.m. Troopers said there were two separate crashes caused by the weather that involved a total of 35 vehicles. Earlier, troopers had estimated that anywhere from 15 to 30 vehicles had been involved in the wrecks.
The damage to the vehicles involved in the incident was described by police as minor.
A 39-year-old man was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Six other people were taken to area hospitals for nonlife-threatening injuries.
A 52-year-old man, a 40-year-old man and a 62-year-old man were all taken to Rush University Medical Center for treatment, according to the fire department. A 26-year-old woman was taken to the same hospital.
A 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.
The crash temporarily closed the express lanes for about four hours overnight, though all of the other lanes remained open for traffic.
The area remains under a lake-effect snow warning until Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The area could see 1 inch or more of snow within an hour, which could impact visibility on the road.
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