Two persons are lifeless and 16 others, included youngsters, injured after a dashing stolen automobile driving the mistaken manner down a Chicago road induced a horrific and fiery pile up Wednesday evening, police mentioned.
The crash unfolded when the Dodge Charger collided with seven totally different autos whereas attempting to hurry by means of an intersection in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood at about 5 p.m., the Chicago Tribune reported.
The Dodge, which had been reported stolen earlier within the day, caught fireplace in the midst of the intersection — killing the 2 individuals inside.
Two individuals have been killed and 16 needed to be hospitalized after a horrific pile up in Chicago Wednesday evening. ABC7 Chicago
Firefighters on the scene may very well be seen dragging injured victims from the varied wrecks earlier than they have been taken to hospital. Citizen
Seven youngsters and 9 adults needed to be hospitalized on account of the crash
The circumstances of the injured ranged from honest to good as of Thursday morning, authorities mentioned.
At the very least 10 ambulances have been referred to as in to assist with the casualties.
Along with the burnt-out Dodge, the carnage on the scene included one automobile that had utterly flipped over and a number of different autos piled on prime of one another.
“It was not like something I’ve ever seen earlier than, and I’ve seen many accidents,” Chicago Fireplace Division spokesperson Larry Merritt mentioned.
The 2 individuals contained in the stolen Dodge haven’t but been recognized.
A stolen Dodge Charger driving the mistaken manner plowed by means of an intersection, placing a minimum of seven vehicles, earlier than bursting into flames. Vickie Champion
The accident scene in Chicago.ABC7 Chicago
The Dodge is being taken to the Cook dinner County health worker’s workplace so the stays of the 2 individuals might be eliminated.
Cops mentioned they uncovered a “long-rifle kind of firearm” within the smoldering wreck.
The Chicago Police Division’s Main Accidents Unit continues to be investigating the lethal crash.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot mentioned the scene of the crash had made her “coronary heart sick.”
“That is one thing we will management: take your foot off the gasoline,” Lightfoot mentioned at a information convention following the crash.
“That is one thing we’re going to have to handle on a citywide foundation, and within the meantime, if individuals don’t have respect for themselves or others…we’re going to have extra tragedies.”