Crime and Safety

Sunday morning crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway resulted with five people injured, police

Chicago, Illinois – On the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, Illinois, early on Sunday morning, a collision between a sedan and a maintenance truck for the Illinois Department of Transportation resulted in at least five persons being injured, including one person in a severe condition.

The Illinois State Police have reported that the collision took place at roughly 4:33 in the morning. in the vicinity of Cermak Road, on the southbound side of Interstate 94.

After a prior collision at this area, the authorities report that a maintenance truck from the IDOT was parked nearby and providing traffic control as a precautionary measure.

According to the statements made by the police, at that time, a Chevrolet car was driving southbound on the highway when it crashed into the back of the IDOT vehicle.

According to the police, one of the individuals riding in the automobile was taken to a local hospital with injuries that posed a significant risk to their life. The driver of the IDOT vehicle, along with the driver of the Chevrolet and two other passengers, were all sent to the hospital after being involved in the collision.

Nearly seven hours were spent redirecting traffic away from the roadway at Cermak Road in order to conduct an investigation and clean up after a crash. Just prior to noon, all lanes were made available again.

The driver will be prosecuted with breaching “Scott’s Law,” a bill that requires motorists to slow down and move over when approaching emergency vehicles. Charges are pending against the driver, who will be charged with violating the law.

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