CRESTWOOD, Ill. (WLS) --Four people were injured when the car they were riding in plummeted into a creek in southwest suburban Crestwood. All are expected to be OK.
The Crestwood police chief said it appears the people inside the car, aged 13 to 21, were "horseplaying" around 3 a.m. when the car went into a muddy embankment and fell about 10 feet into a creek. Emergency crews had to extricate at least one of the victims from the vehicle that landed upside down in the muddy creek at Playfield Park.
"Four kids in a car. (It) was rolled over in the creek. Extrication was needed on one. We were able to get three out right away and the fourth person was trapped in the vehicle. We used the jaws of life and got her out of the vehicle," Crestwood Fire Chief Jon Bruce said. "We had to put ladders down. We had to put our guys in the gumby suits, flotation devices because of the water. It was very muddy."
All four were transported to Christ Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.