Belmont Cragin crash: 2 injured, 1 critically, after SUV hits tree on NW Side, Chicago police say

26-year-old passenger, 23-year-old driver injured in incident

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
2 injured, 1 critically, when SUV hits tree on NW Side: CPD
A Chicago crash left 2 injured, 1 critically, on Central Avenue in Belmont Cragin early Wednesday morning, CPD said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people were injured, one critically, after an SUV hit a tree in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood early Wednesday morning, Chicago police said.

A 23-year-old man was driving a Ford SUV north in the 2400-block of Central Avenue about 12:05 a.m. when he lost control and hit a tree, CPD said.

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The driver was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition, and a 26-year-old man, who was a passenger in the SUV, was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in fair condition, police said.

A third man who had been in the car was not injured.