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8 cars collide in Burnside, 2 dead, 10 injured

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Two people were killed and 10 injured when multiple vehicles collided in Burnside on the South Side Wednesday afternoon.

Around 5 p.m., firefighters responded to calls of several people injured in a crash near 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

The stolen Dodge Charger was driving north on the southbound lane of Cottage Grove Avenue “at a very high speed” when it was struck by seven other vehicles near the 87th Street intersection of the Chicago Police Department. collided. David Brown said at a press conference at the scene.

Fire officials said the vehicle was stolen in the southern suburb of Markham and the driver and passenger were confirmed dead after a fire was reported. A gun was found inside the car, police said.

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Chicago Police have worked at the scene of multiple vehicle crashes, resulting in two fatalities and nearly a dozen hospitalizations at Burnside.

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Ten others, including children, were taken to several nearby hospitals. 4 were in severe to critical condition, 5 in good condition and 1 in normal condition.

An employee at an electronics store near the crash site said he heard what sounded like a loud explosion and then saw the car go up in flames.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she felt sick when she heard the toll and felt the need to visit the site to warn residents to slow down on the road.

“When you’re driving at high speed and you hit someone, whether it’s a car or a pedestrian, your survivability is greatly reduced,” Lightfoot told reporters at the scene. “People have to slow down. I’m walking around town and I’m amazed by the amount of traffic and how fast people are driving. Take your foot off the accelerator and follow the local speed limit.” .”

Chicago Police Supt. David Browne on South Cottage Grove Avenue at Block 8700 on Wednesday night, Nov. 23, 2022, outside the scene of a multiple vehicle crash that left him two dead and nearly 12 of him hospitalized. speaking to reporters.  Tyler Paciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown joined Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the crash site. Both urged drivers not to speed.

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Mr Brown echoed the mayor’s plea, calling on drivers to take personal responsibility. .

“I am praying for everyone who is in the local hospital tonight. We are definitely praying for the families who are staying up all night and we are praying for the deceased and their families.” said Lightfoot.

By: Tyler Paciak LaRiviere


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