2 hurt, 4 families displaced after semi slams into Lansing apartment building

  • Source: tribuneledgernews.com
  • Published: 09/12/2018 12:00 AM

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.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe