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Article updated: 12/7/2012 10:55 AM

Three ticketed in four-car crash on Rt. 53

By Steve Zalusky Eric Peterson

Among four drivers taken to Northwest Community Hospital after a four-vehicle pileup on Route 53 Thursday evening, three received citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

One of those drivers received a further citation for having no insurance, Illinois State Police said.

Sgt. Amy Pelletier said the crash occurred at 6:02 p.m. in the local lanes of northbound 53 at Interstate 90.

One vehicle, she said, was stopped in traffic when another car struck from behind. A third vehicle then struck the second one from the rear.

The first driver, who'd stopped to check the vehicle for problems even before the crash, was pinned against a guardrail when a fourth vehicle joined the pileup.

Pelletier said none of those taken to the hospital exhibited life-threatening injuries.

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