PLAINFIELD, IL — Seven people were hospitalized after a two-car crash Saturday evening near Route 59 and Fraser Road, according to Plainfield police.
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Officers responded to the scene at about 7:47 p.m. They were aided by Plainfield firefighters and a mutual aid ambulance from the Troy Fire Department.
The crash involved a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by a 29-year-old woman, and a 2022 Kia Sorento, driven by a 34-year-old woman. The first car was traveling north on Route 59, getting ready to turn left onto Fraser Road when it hit the Kia, which was headed north on Route 59, according to Commander Anthony Novak of the Plainfield Police Department.
Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals in Aurora and Joliet, respectively. Five passengers — a man, age 37; a boy, age 8; and three girls, ages 8, 9 and 15 — were taken to hospitals in Bolingbrook and Joliet.
The woman driving the Chevy was cited for failure to yield at an intersection and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Both cars sustained “extensive damage,” Novak said, and were towed from the scene.
The road was closed for about an hour and 15 minutes while police and fire personnel handled the incident.
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