An elderly woman died and at least six people, including two children, were injured in a crash on Chicago’s Northwest Side on Tuesday night, officials said.
Police said the accident occurred at Block 3400 in West Peterson near Kimball and involved at least two vehicles, a KIA SUV driven by a 46-year-old man and a Saturn sedan driven by an 18-year-old man. . Man.
Police said the 46-year-old man was heading east on Peterson with five passengers when his car was struck by the 18-year-old man as he entered an intersection.
Fire officials initially said a total of eight victims had been taken to area hospitals, seven of them in critical to critical condition, but police later said seven were injured.
Among them was a 78-year-old woman who was initially taken to St. Francis Hospital but was pronounced dead. According to the Cook County Coroner’s Office, she was identified as Zainab Subor of Highland, Indiana.
The 46-year-old driver was taken to Lutheran General in good condition along with a 36-year-old woman.
An 81-year-old passenger was also taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition.
Two children, ages 3 and 7, were transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital in good condition.
The 18-year-old driver of the Saturn sedan was taken to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.
Police said the Serious Accidents Division was investigating the accident.