A 3-year-old boy, 4-year-old girl and two adults were injured after their car wrapped around a utility pole in a high-speed crash Thursday evening in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side.
They were traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver, a woman believed to be about 40-years-old, lost control of the Chevy cavalier and struck a utility pole at 6:33 p.m. near East 83rd Street and South Dorchester Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford and Chicago police.
The pole toppled over, leaving power lines dangling in the street, he said.
Power was cut in the area shortly before the occupants were pulled from the car, leaving the neighborhood without electricity as of about 7:30 p.m., Langford said.
The woman, whose body was wrapped around the pole inside the vehicle, was the last to be freed, Langford said.
The boy and girl were rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital where there conditions were stabilized, according to police.
The woman and a man who was in the passenger seat were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The man’s condition had also been stabilized, but the woman was in critical condition, police said.
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