Chicago expressway car accidents under investigation

Authorities are investigating several serious Chicago expressway traffic accidents.

Four people were critically injured last Saturday in a Chicago car accident on the Kennedy Expressway, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The multiple-vehicle accident occurred about 3:30 a.m. on the Near Northwest Side in the northbound lanes of I-90 near Chicago Avenue. Three vehicles were involved. Fire personnel responded to I-90 and West Augusta Boulevard after receiving a report of a pin-in accident.

Victims of the Chicago expressway traffic accident were taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Six motorists, including two children, were seriously injured a week ago late Thursday in a three-vehicle accident on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway, the Sun-Times reported.

The Near West side accident occurred at about 1:15 a.m. and involved three vehicles on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway at Racine Avenue. Six people were transported to local hospitals, according to the Illinois State Police.

Two of the vehicles were eastbound on I-290 when one rear-ended the other. A third vehicle struck one of the disabled vehicles in the roadway. Injured motorists were transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Rush University Medical Center and University of Illinois Medical Center.

The cause of both accidents is under investigation and citations are pending.

High speeds and heavy traffic increase the dangers of a serious or fatal expressway accident. Large numbers of commercial vehicles also contribute to frequent Chicago trucking accidents. Earlier this month, a crash involving three vehicles and a semi caused the closure of two lanes on the Dan Ryan Expressway, WBBM News reported.