Two people were injured and a third was taken to a hospital as a precaution Tuesday morning after a semitrailer veered off Torrence Avenue and barreled into a four-unit apartment building, an official said.
Lansing firefighters were dispatched about 5 a.m. to the crash in the 18400 block of Torrence and located a man in a downstairs apartment, who was removed and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, said Ken Reynolds, director of communications for the village.
The man's injuries were not life-threatening. Emergency responders also located a woman and three children in an upstairs apartment and helped them safely evacuate the building through a back door, he said. None of them were injured.
Another man in a downstairs apartment escaped unscathed, but was taken to Community Hospital in Munster because he was shaken up, Reynolds said. Officials have learned that tenant will be OK, he said.
A man who lives in the fourth unit was not home at the time of the crash and has been notified of the damage to the building.