A man had his arm severed in a Chicago car accident that critically injured four people and sent two cars crashing into a building early Sunday morning, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Chicago Breaking News Center reported the man was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the car accident, which was reported at about 4:30 a.m. The accident occurred in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side near the intersection of Nagle and Archer Avenues, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
The Breaking News Center said five people were injured and two were ejected during the accident, which remained under investigation on Sunday morning.Two people were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in critical condition. Two others were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis, who said two cars went into a building.
A man in his 20s had an arm severed in the crash, Emergency crews were able to locate the arm and transported it to Loyola for emergency surgery. Re-attaching an arm is an incredibly complex process that involves significant chance for failure and often results in decreased mobility and use of the limb even if the surgery is successful. He is going to face significant medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering and a lengthy rehabilitation process.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation. It has not been reported if Chicago car accident lawyers are involved in the case yet.