Five injured in 3 car accident in Orland Park

Five people were injured in a three car accident in Orland Park. Four passengers taken to area hospitals for treatment

At approximately 12 noon today, the Orland Fire Protection District responded to a head-on car accident involving three vehicles on 151 street east of 94th Avenue in Orland Park.

The Orland Fire Protection District responded with 4 ambulances, and transported 2 individuals requiring advanced care to Silver Cross Hospital, and 2 others to Palos Hospital for basic emergency care. A 5th passenger suffered minor injuries. None of the civilians in the vehicles were trapped, but the two cars that hit head-on were totaled.

There were a total of five people in the three cars involved in the accident. Individuals included the drivers of the two cars that hit each other head-on, and three individuals in the car that struck the light pole.

Emergency responders and firefighters found two vehicles with major damage resulting from the head on collision. A third vehicle was located about 1000 feet east of the accident site, and had apparently struck the light pole which was knocked over.

According to witnesses, the vehicle that hit the light pole was originally struck from behind on 151st Street. That vehicle that struck the car from behind then veered into oncoming traffic striking a third vehicle head-on traveling in the opposite direction.

The OFPD said 151st Street was closed for about 35 minutes. (Names and conditions of the victims were not available.)





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