Six hospitalized after crash on I-290, driver arrested

Legal News for Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys. Six hospitalized after car flipped on Eisenhower Expressway.

Illinois personal injury lawyer alerts- Illinois State Police investigate crash on Eisenhower Expressway that hospitalized six.

Chicago, IL—Six passengers in a van occupied by eight were transported to the hospital after their vehicle flipped on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) early Monday, January 18, 2010. The driver and one other passenger allegedly attempted to flee the crash scene, but were both detained by responding police officers, reported the Sun-Times Media Wire. The van was allegedly traveling on the outbound I-290 on the West Side near Cicero Avenue when the van overturned for unknown reasons. Once the van came to a rest, the unidentified 19-year-old driver and one of the passengers tried to escape police apprehension, though they were arrested soon after.

Emergency medical services (EMS) crews allegedly responded to the scene after receiving a call for a separate crash at 2:22 a.m., also on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway. The accident allegedly called for an EMS Plan 1, which automatically dispatches five ambulances to the scene of the accident reported. Three of the vehicles passengers were allegedly transported to Mount Sinai Hospital along with three others who were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital. The six passengers reportedly suffered injuries ranging from serious to critical, though non-life threatening.

The driver of the van was arrested pending charges, which include DUI and two counts of child endangerment (since two minors were in the van at the time of the wreck). Illinois State Police continue to investigate.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers.