Chicago Interstate SUV Accident Injures Nine Children

Early this morning, a Chevrolet Suburban carrying two adults and nine children rolled over on Interstate 57 on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, injuring the occupants, according to Fire Media Chicago @Twitter.

One adult and one child reportedly were critically injured. All of the occupants were transported to hospitals.

The SUV driver, a 30-year-0ld woman, whose identity was not revealed, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and child endangerment. She lost control of the car and drove up an embankment; the car landed on its roof, according to

Only some of the children reportedly were wearing seat belts.

For more on firefighter response to rollover crashes and related issues, consider Rollover Extrication: Upside Down with Nowhere to Go, Drill Of The Week: Company Level Drill – Vehicle Extrication , and Firefighter Safety at Vehicle Extrications.

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