There’s been an accident just a few blocks from where I live:
Two Lincolnwood men died from carbon monoxide poisoning early today when one of them accidentally left his car running in their condo building’s garage, officials said.
Fire officials found the two victims, both men, dead in separate units in the building in the 6400 block of North Cicero Avenue around 4:30 a.m., said Lincolnwood Fire Chief Mike Hansen.
Three other people in the building were sickened by the fumes and transported to area hospitals, where they were listed in good condition, Hansen said.
Firefighters found the car running in a garage attached to the two-story, four-unit building, Hansen said. Soon after, rescuers found the car’s owner dead in his unit with his television turned on and the other man dead in the apartment above, Hansen said.
“It looks like someone left a car running” in what appears to have been an accident, Hansen said. Firefighters went to the building after a resident called 911, saying he felt sick and feared he was having a heart attack, Hansen said.
That man and his wife were transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition and another resident was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, also in good condition, he said.
One of the men who died was an acquaintance of ours. Very sad.
Don’t leave your car running in a garage, folks. Even a large one.