Actress Hall seriously hurt in accident

Chicago actress Irma P. Hall remains in serious condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after a Saturday head-on collision. She has undergone open heart surgery for a puncture wound in her aorta caused by broken ribs. She is also suffering from a shattered ankle and broken arm, said her long-time manager Harrise Davidson.

Hall, 68, who appeared in “Soul Food” the movie and the Showtime TV series, was driving near 98th and Jeffrey during the snow storm when she rounded a curve, crossed lanes and crashed head-on with a van.

The actress recently finished two features, “The Lady Killers,” co-starring Tom Hanks, and “Collateral,” starring Tom Cruise and directed by Michael Mann.