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Five people injured in taxicab and vehicle crash on Northwest Side

Updated: September 11, 2012 8:46AM

Five people were hurt in an accident early Tuesday in the Northwest Side Wicker Park neighborhood.

The accident happened about 12:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Division Street, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

A car collided with a taxi, and the driver and four passengers were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Gaines.

Police said the car was missing a tire and riding on rim when hit ran a red light and hit the cab.

Five people were taken by ambulance from the scene in serious-to-critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.

Unconfirmed dispatch reports indicate three people were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and two to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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