Two people were taken to Rush-Copley Hospital in good condition Sunday following a three-car crash on 119th Street at Route 30, according to fire officials.
Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief John Stratton said two cars became entangled during the crash and struck an eastbound van carrying a family of eight shortly before 12:30 p.m.
Illinois State Police said no details were available Sunday afternoon on exactly how the crash occurred.
According to Stratton, a 2008 Nissan Versa carrying a mother and 9-year-old child collided with a 1997 Acura carrying a man and woman. The two vehicles then struck the van, which was at the stop sign at 119th Street and Route 30.
“These two cars hit and ended up hitting [the van] head on,” Stratton said.
Then 9-year-old and the female passenger from the Acura were taken to Copley Hospital for observation, Stratton said.
“They were in good condition,” he said.
The family riding in the van — which included a mother, father and six kids between the ages of 7 and 14 — all refused treatment, and were able to drive away from the scene in the van despite some front-end damage, Stratton said.
“There are conflicting reports” on how the crash occurred, Stratton said.
119th Street was down to one lane for about an hour following the crash.
A representative for the Illinois State Police District 5 headquarters in Joliet said more information on the crash will be released Monday.
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