January 14, 2011 – Police are investigating 2 car accidents that may have been caused by the same wrong-way driver. According to a report at the Chicago Breaking News Center, officers were called to the scene sometime before 4 a.m. on Thursday morning for reports of a vehicle accident. While there, they discovered another crash nearby.
Investigators have released few details about either crash. We do know that witnesses saw a car driving the wrong way on the Kennedy Expressway, and 2 accidents were discovered on the southbound side near Division Street. Although police have yet to confirm if the same driver was involved in both accidents, it appears that the wrong-way driver may have played a role in both. Apparently, the driver who may have caused these crashes fled the scene and it does not appear that officers have apprehended him or her. The wreckage was removed from the Kennedy Expressway by 4 a.m.
It is not yet known if anyone suffered personal injuries in these car crashes. Police have not released any identities of those involved, and they have not said what kind of car they are seeking in these hit-and-run accidents. More information will be added if and when it becomes available.