An 11-year-old Montgomery boy suffered “serious injuries” in a multi-vehicle accident on I-88 in Naperville Sunday morning, according to the Illinois State Police.
A preliminary investigation by the State Police shows that three vehicles were slowed down or stopped in traffic in the eastbound lane of I-88 at mile post 123 in Naperville at 10:46 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, when a semi-truck failed to reduce speed and rear-ended a Nissan that the boy the was a passenger in, according to police.
The 50-year-old male driver of the Nissan and a 45-year-old passenger of the Nissan, both from Montgomery, were taken along with the 11-year-old to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of injuries, with the 11-year-old “suffering serious injuries,” according to police.
According to State Police, the force of the rear-end crash caused a chain reaction that sent the Nissan into the rear of a 2015 Lexus driven by a 52-year-old Sugar Grove man and that vehicle then rear-ended a 2002 Chevy driven by a 65-year-old Aurora man.
The driver of the Lexus and his passenger, a 54-year-old Sugar Grove woman, were sent to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, police said.
No injuries were reported by the police to the driver of the Chevy and his passenger, a 65-year-old Aurora woman, nor to the driver of the 2013 International semi-truck with trailer, a 47-year-old man from Kingsland, Georgia.
The incident is still being investigated and the State Police did not release any of the names of those involved in the crash.