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Three People Taken to Hospital After Route 59 Crash

Four cars were involved in the chain-reaction accident shortly after 5:30 p.m.

Two children and an elderly man were taken to Rush-Copley hospital in Aurora Sunday following a four-car crash on Route 59, according to fire officials.

Jon Stratton said details were not available Sunday night on what sparked the chain-reaction accident.

The four cars involved in the crash were heading northbound on Route 59 near Oak Street when the accident occurred around 5:44 p.m., Stratton said.

Stratton said three people — an elderly man, an infant and a small child — were taken to the hospital. He did not know the age of the adult, whom he described as an “older gentleman,” but said the man had complained of chest pains. The two children were in good to fair condition, Stratton said.

assisted by transporting two of the victims to the hospital. also responded to the crash.

are handling the accident investigation, Stratton said. Police did not immediately respond to calls requesting additional information on Sunday night.

Ed Arter June 04, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Consider flexible post delineators installed between double yellow (Like west 127 at 59) to safely channelize flow specially between Lockport & Rt 30. Too many cross over 2xyellow into on comming traffic.
Ram Seichert June 04, 2012 at 04:13 AM
@ Ed Arter - you should consider running for the office of Plainfield Township Highway Commissioner next election cycle. You would make a great candidate.
Cheri G June 04, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Something needs to be done with Oak/Arnold. I know there has been talk in the past, but I see a lot of accidents at these intersections. Yeah you might upset some people, but save people's lives and a whole lot in insurance claims.

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