Child airlifted to hospital from crash in Bedford

The Bedford Police Department is investigating a serious crash that occurred this evening along southbound Highway 121 near the Murphy Drive exit in Bedford.

At around 5:22pm this evening, Bedford Fire/EMS and Police were dispatched to the scene for a two-vehicle crash.

Emergency responders found a 10-year-old passenger with serious injuries and requested a CareFlite helicopter respond to the scene for air transport. The child was airlifted to Cook Children’s with serious injuries. Their condition has not been released.

A driver was also transported to a local hospital via ambulance in unknown condition.

All southbound lanes of 121 were closed while CareFlite landed at the scene. The highway has since been reopened.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Thanks to Wayne Wisner for the scene photo.