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Motorist, infant seriously hurt on I-355 crash

ADDISON — A woman ran out of gas and was rear-ended by another car on (I-355) near west suburban Addison Saturday afternoon. The woman and an infant who was in the car that hit her were taken in serious condition to a hospital.

The crash occurred at 12:15 p.m. on southbound I-355 near Army Trail Road, according to an Illinois State Police Elgin District Trooper Maria Navarro.The crash happened near the Army Trail Toll Plaza.

A Bloomingdale woman in her late 20s was behind the wheel of a 2-door 2009 Audi when the car stalled because she had run out of gas. A black 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier being driven by a man from Addison in his 20s “had nowhere to go’’ and rear-ended the Audi, said Navarro.

The woman and an infant from the striking car were taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in serious condition, according to Addison Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Scott Walker. Walker said the woman had to be extricated.

The man driving the Cavalier car got out by himself and declined to be hospitalized, according to Walker. Firefighters were on the scene for about a half an hour.

Walker said the damage to both cars was significant because the Audi was stopped when it was rear-ended and the other car was likely going to speed limit.

“They were both pretty banged up,’’ Walker said of the cars.

Navarro said the roadway was wet because it had rained and the speed limit is 55 mph in the area. As of 3:15 p.m. no citations had been written and all southbound lanes in the area of the wreck remained closed as investigators work, Navarro said.

The woman was wearing a seatbelt and it was not clear immediately how fast the Cavalier was traveling, the trooper said.

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