Driver cited in crash that injured 8 on Far South Side
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE July 10, 2012 12:20AM
Updated: July 10, 2012 12:25PM
A 21-year-old driver was cited for failure to reduce speed after his car clipped another vehicle at a Far South Side intersection, then careened into the porch of a nearby home Monday evening, injuring eight people, including three children.
The driver of a Pontiac Grand Am, Cisroe Brown, 21, of Riverdale, was cited for failure to reduce speed, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
The crash happened about 9:55 p.m. Monday.
The Grand Am, carrying three people, was traveling at a high rate of speed when it clipped a Chevy TrailBlazer with five people inside near the intersection of 136th Street and Indiana Avenue, News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
The Grand Am then crashed into the porch of a house near the intersection, Alfaro said. A total of eight people were taken to area hospitals, but it appears no one inside the home was hurt.
Three men – two 20-year-olds and a 24 year-old – from the Grand Am were taken to hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, one to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, one to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and one to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs.
Five people inside the TrailBlazer were injured – including a 29-year-old man and woman, a 9-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a one-month-old boy, police said.
An adult and a child in fair-to-serious condition, and an adult and two children in good condition were taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Fire Media said.
The house appears to still be structurally sound, Alfaro said.