Trucker In Critical Condition After Rollover Accident On I-94

Updated: 10/14/10 4:55 p.m.

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (CBS) – Lanes have reopened after a semi-truck crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway that sent a truck driver to an area hospital in critical condition Thursday afternoon near south suburban South Holland.

The one-vehicle crash happened at 12:33 p.m. on a ramp from the northbound Bishop Ford — Interstate 94 — that leads to eastbound 159th Street in South Holland, Illinois State Police District Chicago Master Sgt. S. Nowak said.

A semi-truck flat bed trailer which was hauling 4×8 sheets of steel was driving too fast on the ramp and rolled over, Nowak said.

The driver, a man, was extricated from the truck and was taken by Loyola Life Star to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, Nowak said. A female passenger was treated on the scene.

No other vehicles were involved.

Northbound and southbound lanes were reopened less about 3 p.m., but the northbound ramp to 159th Street is still closed as of 4:15 p.m.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • TIM

    Trucking companies will hire drivers that have had accidents like this over people that have had back surgery.

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