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Two People Rescued From Burning Car After Accident On Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway (I290)

This morning, two people were rescued from a burning car on Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). The car had caught fire after it went through a fence and crashed into a tree.

The early morning accident occurred around 6:40 a.m., on the outbound Eisenhower between Central and Austin.

According to the Illinois State Police, a 29-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle for an unknown reason, left the roadway, and went down an embankment, at which point she went through the fence and hit the tree.


At that point, the car caught on fire. Media reports conflict as to whom – two Illinois State Police Troopers or the Fire Department – were able to extricate the driver and the passenger, a 50-year-old male.

Both the driver and passenger were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Additional details and possible updates can be found in the March 25 CBS Chicago article titled “Two Rescued From Car Fire Following Ike Crash” as well as the March 25 Chicago Tribune article titled “Car crashes, burns, on Eisenhower Expressway.”

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