2 seriously injured in head-on crash in Bridgeport

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Two people were injured after a head-on collision on Archer Avenue late Sunday, police said. (WLS)

A head-on crash in the Bridgeport neighborhood left two people seriously injured late Sunday, police said.

Police said a 27-year-old man was driving west in a white Cadillac in the 2800-block of South Archer when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on with the white Honda heading eastbound shortly before midnight.

The man in the Honda had to be extricated from the car and was listed in critical condition. The other driver is in stable condition. There were no passengers in the cars.

Cell phone video taken by a neighbor minutes after the crash shows the aftermath, with the white Cadillac and white Honda badly damaged. Some neighbors even heard the crash.

"I went outside and saw the damage to the Honda car. It was really messed up," said neighbor Francisco Tapia.

Surveillance video showed the Cadillac spin around and land on the curb after hitting the Honda.

Sebera Nava's car was parked on Archer and the crash badly damaged the driver's side of her car. She said the door on her car no longer opens.

As car parts where being cleaned up Monday morning, neighbors were amazed both drivers survived such a bad crash.

"When I came with the police, they told me they were in the hospital and they were still alive, you know God is kind and big that this happened and the people inside are safe," said Tapia.

Initial reports from fire officials said it may have been a result of street racing, which was not corroborated by police or surveillance video. Neighbors believe it may have involved drinking and driving.

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