Chicago police officers rescue driver from smoking car in Eisenhower Expressway crash

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police officers came to the rescue of a driver stuck in a smoking car that crashed into a concrete barrier on an Eisenhower Expressway ramp on the West Side Monday night.

The crash occurred at about 11:44 p.m. on the I-290 exit ramp at Austin Avenue and police officers observed smoke coming from the driver's side of the car, police said.

Officers were able to get the 29-year-old male driver out of the vehicle. He was transported to Loyola Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Three other people, an 18-year-old man, a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, were each hospitalized in good condition, police said.
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