2-year-old boy among 3 critically injured after driver runs red light in Gresham: Chicago police

Driver in custody, gun recovered after 3-vehicle crash: police

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Toddler among 3 critically hurt in South Side crash: Chicago police
A toddler was among three people seriously injured in a Chicago crash near West 87th Street and South Vincennes Avenue, the police department said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three people were critically injured after a driver ran a red light on Monday afternoon in the city's Gresham neighborhood, Chicago police said.

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said.

A 22-year-old man was driving a red SUV westbound on 87th Street and ran a red light, police said. The SUV hit the passenger side of a sedan, which was traveling northbound on Vincennes Avenue.

Police said the SUV also struck the side bumper another SUV, which was traveling southbound on Vincennes Avenue. The red SUV then hit a pole and stopped.

Two women, who were passengers in the red SUV, were transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition, police said. A 2-year-old boy, also a passenger in that SUV, was transported to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition.

Police said the red SUV's driver was taken into custody and a firearm was found on the scene.

The Major Accidents Unit is investigating.