Man, teen rescued after car goes over Torrence Avenue Bridge, into Calumet River

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people, including a 16-year-old boy, were rescued after their vehicle went over a bridge and into the Calumet River in South Deering Sunday.

According to witnesses, the driver was traveling northbound over the Torrence Avenue Bridge just before 7 p.m. when he went through a retention net and into the water as the bridge was going up, police said.

The teen was rescued by a passing boat, while the Chicago Police Marine unit located the driver in the water.

The 16-year-old boy and a 40-year-old man were transported to the hospital. The teen is said to be in critical condition at Comer Children's Hospital, and the man is in grave condition at U of C.

No further details have been released at this time.
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