A Garfield Ridge head-on collision has led to one fatality and several people being seriously injured. According to Chicago Police, this Garfield Ridge head-on collision occurred Wednesday (January 20, 2021) evening at approximately 9:35 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Cicero Avenue. The accident occurred after a Chevrolet Impala crossed the center line and ran into an oncoming Cadillac SUV.
An excerpt regarding this collision, from the January 21, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Girl, 12, dies in Garfield Ridge crash that injured 4 others; person arrested“:
A 12-year-old girl died and four others hurt after a driver veered into oncoming traffic and crashed Wednesday in Garfield Ridge on the Southwest Side.
Police said someone was arrested in connection to the crash, but haven’t announced charges.
The 12-year-old was identified as Cire Robinson of Oak Lawn by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
She was in a Cadillac Escalade that was hit head-on by a Chevy Impala that veered into oncoming traffic about 9:35 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Cicero Avenue, Chicago police said.
During the accident a Toyota RAV4 was unable to stop and hit the Cadillac.
Cire Robinson was pronounced dead after being taken to the Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Four other people were injured during the accident. The driver of the Cadillac, a 51-year-old man, suffered a broken ankle.
Three people in the Impala suffered serious injuries. Among these injuries were a dislocated hip; severe stomach injuries; and facial injuries.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Garfield Ridge head-on collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 21 wgntv.com article titled “13-year-old killed, 4 other people injured in car crash, police say.”
Additional discussion concerning head-on collisions and the serious injuries that often result from these crashes can be seen on the “‘Head-On Collisions’ In Cook County” page.
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