Update 9:50 p.m.: Evanston police say three people were taken to Evanston Hospital after a five car accident about 4:15 this afternoon at Ridge Avenue and Dempster Street.
Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says a 58-year-old Des Plaines woman driving eastbound on Dempster went through the read light, striking two cars that were southbound on Ridge. The eastbound car then went on to hit two northbound cars.
A 37-year-old Evanston woman driving one of the southbound cars and her two sons, ages 5 and 8, were taken to the hospital complaining of pain.
The driver of the car that went through the light was cited for disobeying a traffic control signal.
Traffic on Ridge and Dempster was blocked at the intersection for about an hour after the accident.