The crash occurred at Elston Avenue and Roscoe Street across the street from a Chicago Fire Department firehouse at about 6:12 a.m.
Police said an SUV driving by a 45-year-old man was driving northbound on Elston Avenue when it crossed the center lane and hit a minivan traveling south. The SUV then hit two parked cars and hit a traffic control device, which flipped the SUV.
The driver and a 46-year-old female passenger were both transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition with minor injuries.
Four children in the minivan, ages 9, 8, 3 and 1, were transported to Lurie Children's Hospital and are expected to by OK, police said.
0605 @ 3401 N Elston Pin in accident with an EMS Plan 1, 6 Amb response, 6 Transports: A3-45y/o male Red to IMMC, A62-1 Ped Yellow to Luries, A32-46y/o F Red to IMMC, A61-8 y/o to Luries, A7-2 Yellow Peds to Luries, A48- 1 refusal 48 y/o F Scene secured at 0639— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) September 5, 2019
Several citations are pending against the SUV driver. Police said alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.