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Two injured in Near West Side ambulance crash

Updated: June 13, 2013 5:56PM

Two people were injured Thursday morning when a private ambulance was involved in a crash on the Near West Side.

The crash, involving a Lifeline ambulance, happened just after 11 a.m. at Western Avenue and Jackson Boulevard, said Larry Langford, Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

Two Chicago Fire Department ambulances responded and once firefighters extricated them from the crash, two people — ages and conditions not yet known — were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Langford said.

Unconfirmed dispatch reports said the victims were in serious to critical condition, while two other people refused hospital transport.

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