Chicago car accidents snarl Eisenhower Expressway

Several Chicago car accidents on the Eisenhower Expressway seriously injured at least nine people last week and caused long delays for motorists.

Last Tuesday, three lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway extension near I-355 were closed for several hours after a three-vehicle Chicago car accident seriously injured a driver, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center.

The crash happened on the inbound expressway about 1 p.m. A medical helicopter transported one person to Lutheran General Hospital.

-Drunk driving and child endangerment charges are pending against a motorist driving a van on the Eisenhower Expressway that flipped over early a week ago Monday in a Chicago car accident that sent six passengers — including two teenagers — to the hospital.

The Sun-Times reported that the 19-year-old driver and another passenger fled on foot after the crash but were later apprehended. The remaining six passengers in the van were injured.

Three passengers were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital and three others were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

The driver is facing a DUI charge and two child endangerment charges related to the injury of two teenage passengers, ages 16 and 17.The one-vehicle accident occurred when the van flipped over on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Cicero Ave. shortly before 2:30 a.m.

-Also a week ago Monday, a dismembered body was found lying in the outbound lanes of the Expressway. Police were investigating whether the death could have been the result of a Chicago pedestrian accident, foul play or suicide.

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