2 children transported to hospital after vehicle crashes into building in Portage Park

A vehicle crashed into a building in Portage Park after crash into another car Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred in the 6000 block of West Irving Park Road just after 5 p.m.

Police say a 25-year-old man was traveling westbound on Irving Park Road when he failed to stop at a red light and struck another vehicle in the intersection. 

The vehicle that was struck spun out and struck a third car. The car that ran the light came to a stop after striking the front of a convenience store. 


According to officials, two children, ages two and six, were transported to Community First Hospital in good condition.

The 25-year-old driver was not injured and was arrested. The drivers of the other two cars involved were not injured and refused EMS on scene. 

The city of Chicago Building Inspector was requested and there were no further injuries reported.

Charges are pending. Police say the incident appears to be alcohol related.