Thursday, May 28, 2022 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Multiple people were injured during a wrong-way crash on the Eisenhower Expressway near Forest Park early on May 28, according to multiple news reports.
NBC 5 Chicago reported that, according to Illinois State Police, a “maroon Toyota sedan was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes at approximately 3:03 a.m. Saturday when it slammed into a silver Infiniti.”
“Police say that three individuals were taken to area hospitals following the crash, one of whom had sustained ‘life-threatening injuries,’” NBC 5 reported. “The other two individuals suffered ‘serious injuries,’ but police did not elaborate on the conditions of those individuals.”
According to ABC 7 Chicago, police said a fourth person refused medical treatment at the scene of the accident.
Law enforcement authorities closed the eastbound lanes of the expressway for approximately 45 minutes in order to investigate and clean-up the accident, news outlets reported. The lanes were reopened just before 4 a.m.
“No further details on those injured, or on potential charges or citations, were immediately made available,” NBC 5 reported.