Two people were hurt when a car traveling eastbound on Dempster Street went out of control and struck a tree this afternoon near Dewey Avenue.


Two people were hurt when a car traveling eastbound on Dempster Street went out of control and struck a tree this afternoon near Dewey Avenue.

Evanston Fire Division Chief Tom Janetske says that fire crews had to use special equipment to extricate one of the victims — a woman — from the wrecked car.

Janetske says the other person in the car, a man, managed to get out by himself.

Both were taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The accident happened about 2 p.m.

Police Commander James Pickett says it’s believed that the accident may have happened after another vehicle pulled out in front of the car, and the driver over-steered in an effort to avoid hitting it.

Pickett says neither of the victim’s injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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