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Child among five injured in crash on inbound Skyway

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A child was critically hurt and four other people were injured in a crash on the Chicago Skyway Wednesday afternoon.

At least two cars and a semi truck collided about 4:30 p.m. in the inbound lanes of the Skyway near 68th Street, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said, citing preliminary information.

Five ambulances were called to the scene, and paramedics took a child and four adults to area 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, Roccasalva said.

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

Another adult hurt in the crash was taken in fair-to-serious condition, while a fifth adult was in good condition, Roccasalva said. Both of those individuals are being treated at University of Chicago Medical Center.

Chicago police are investigating the cause of the crash.