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crash on interstate 294 sends five to the hospital

five people were taken to the hospital due to a chain reaction accident on interstate 294 near ogden avenue during tuesday's afternoon rush hour. the crash caused the closure of all four northbound lanes of the tollway for about an hour, tollway officials reported.a semi-tractor trailer going north on i-294 could not stop in time and rear-ended a silver hyundai in front of it at about 4:10 p.m. jan. 9, said david roman, a public information officer with the tollway.the impact, about a half-mile south of ogden, pushed the hyundai into a gray chevrolet equinox in front of it, which in turn struck a black infiniti, roman said.firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extricate three people from the back seat of the hyundai, hinsdale firefighter and public information officer steve tullis said. the driver and four passengers in the hyundai were taken to area hospitals with injuries of varying degrees, tullis said.based on photos he saw of the crash, tullis said the back hatch of the hyundai was folded like an accordion.clarendon hills, western springs and oak brook fire departments and the pleasantview fire protection district sent ambulances to transport the patients, tullis said. all four northbound lanes and the shoulder of the tollway were blocked due to the number of emergency vehicles that responded.three of the other drivers were checked by paramedics, and did not want to be taken to the hospital, tullis said.roman said the cause of the crash likely was the truck driver...