A total of six people, including two children, were hospitalized after a two-care crash in the Austin neighborhood this afternoon that left one car crashed into a building's front stoop, officials said.
At least six Chicago Fire Department ambulances responded to the traffic accident with injuries in the 1500 block of North Central Avenue. The two car crashed happeened about 4:30 p.m., and involved two vehicles, said Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss.
Of the injured, two adults were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Mount Sinai, two adults were taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and two children were taken in fair-to-serious condition to Stroger, fire officials said. All of those involved, including a 9-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Video from the scene showed one car, apparently headed north on Central, had driven through a brick bungalow's front yard, hit the front stoop, dislodging bricks, and then crashed into a wrought iron fence at the north end of the property. News Affairs did not have a detailed narrative of the accident.
An EMS Plan 1 was called for the crash, which happened on the 1500 block of North Central Avenue about 4:30 p.m., according to the Fire Department's news office.
Streets were closed off briefly in the area while paramedics tended to the injured.