Infant on Life Support After Crash on Eisenhower Expressway

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Illinois State Police investigate a two-vehicle crash early Sunday in the eastbound lanes oh I-290 near Desplaines Avenue in Forest Park. | Caption by Sun-Times | Photo by NVP News

Sunday, November 27, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

An infant boy is in critical condition after a two-car crash that happened on I-290 Sunday night, according to the infant’s family members.

The child, who media reports, based on interviews with his grandmother, identified as 10-month-old T.J. Hughes, Jr., suffered serious injuries, including two broken legs, a broken arm and a skull fracture.

“The boy was in the vehicle with his aunt after visiting his grandmother’s house in Maywood for a post-Thanksgiving gathering,” according to a report by ABC 7 Chicago. “They were headed back to T.J.’s home in Chicago when they were hit.

“A blue 2000 Hyundai Elantra driven by a 25-year-old Chicago woman was stopped in the right lane with its lights off when it was rear-ended by a silver 2001 Honda Odyssey driven by a 50-year-old Chicago man, police said.”

According to police, the infant was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he’s on life support and where the adults involved in the crash were also taken. Their medical conditions haven’t been released. Police suspect alcohol may have been a factor in the incident. VFP

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