After two separate Chicago car accidents, including one involving nine cars on the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side of Chicago, eleven Chicagoans have been hospitalized with personal injuries. Chicago police are currently trying to figure out what caused the Chicago crashes because the road at the time was dry and the sun was shining. According to an Illinois State Police District Chicago trooper, the first car accident occurred at 8:36 a.m. in the express lanes near 33rd Street. In that crash, as many as five Chicago people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening personal injuries. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., a separate wreck occurred between the local and express lanes near 26th Street on the South side of Chicago. This car caused some havoc on the highway because nine cars crashed and six individuals were taken to area hospitals.
Two people from the Chicago car accident were in fair condition and one was in good condition; they were taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. Two other Chicago car accident victims were taken in fair condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. One more Illinois car accident victim was taken in fair condition to Saint Anthony Hospital. Nine other people who were in the Chicago multi-car accident declined to be taken to a hospital. The multicar accident near 26th Street began when someone who was driving in excess of the speed limit rear-ended another car. An Illinois State Police trooper added that the earlier car accident appeared also to be someone not observing the rules of the road given the good driving conditions.
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