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Woman charged with DUI in South Side crash that injured 7

A man sits car after crash thsent least eight people arehospitals early Monday. / Phofrom NVP News Video

A man sits in a car after a crash that sent at least eight people to area hospitals early Monday. / Photo from NVP News Video

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A woman was charged with DUI after a crash early Monday that injured seven people, including three children.

Robin Sewell, 29, was driving a van westbound on 43rd Street when she ran a red light and hit a sedan heading northbound on La Salle Street at 1:35 a.m. in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood, police said.

Sewell, of the 5000 block of South Throop Street, was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. She also was cited for not having a license; driving a vehicle without insurance; and disobeying a traffic control signal, police said.

Sewell and the driver of the sedan, a 28-year-old man, were taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, police said.

Two adults and three children in the sedan also were injured, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The adults were taken to Stroger Hospital and the children were taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, Alfaro said.

Sewell was scheduled to appear in traffic court on March 14 at 50 W. Washington St., police said.



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