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Child Among Five Injured In Crash On Inbound Skyway

CHICAGO (STMW) -- A child was critically injured and four other people were also hurt in a multi-vehicle crash on the Chicago Skyway late Wednesday afternoon.

At least two semi trucks and three other vehicles collided about 4:30 p.m. in the inbound lanes of the Skyway (I-90) near 68th Street, according to police and unconfirmed dispatch reports.

Five ambulances were called to the scene, and paramedics took a child and four adults to hospitals, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva said.

The child was taken in serious-to-critical condition to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, he said.

Two adults in serious-to-critical condition were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, he said.

Another adult was taken in fair-to-serious condition, while a fifth adult was in good condition, Roccasalva said. Both of those individuals were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Chicago Police are investigating the cause of the crash, which has all inbound lanes of the Skyway closed as of 6:30 p.m.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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