1 Injured In Lake Shore Drive Crash

UPDATED 01/03/10 8:14 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — One person was seriously hurt Monday morning when a vehicle flipped over in an accident on Lake Shore Drive.

The accident happened on the southbound Outer Drive near Belmont Avenue, police said. Police responded around 6:50 a.m.

Police responded to the report a person trapped in a crash about 6:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive at Belmont Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli, citing preliminary information.

The wreck was apparently a rollover, Mirabelli said. Police said the accident victim was trapped inside.

A person was taken in serious, but stable, condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to Fire Media Affairs Chief Joe Roccasalva.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Jennifer

    WOW…Two accidents in less then 12 hour period in the same area. When are people going to realize that Lake Shore is not the Indy 500 while kissing bumpers with another car! This one could have been a lot worse. I saw the whole thing. He’s lucky no one else was seriously hurt by his stupidity.

  • SpeedFU.cks

    Oh well i am glad he crashed and i am also glad he survived so that next time he gets out on Lakeshore he’ll be driving 30 MPH in a granny line. Life will teach you everything my friends.

  • Brad

    I was turning south onto the outer drive this morning from Aldine at about 6:45 a.m. When I looked to my left at the stop sign, I saw this huge black object coming towards my direction. I thought it was just a big trash bag or something blowing in the wind because I didn’t hear a crash. It looked like a car when it was upside down and spinning like a top. However it didn’t have any lights on…I wonder if that has anything to do with the crash considering how dark it is in the morning.

  • PJA

    I was there when it began. He started off hitting a car 3 times in the bumper, he was on the inner lane at that time, then shot off across the other three lanes and jumped the curb between outer and inner LSD. If you ask me, he purposefully hit the first guy, then tried to make a quick exit. Scary stuff.

    I drive LSD every morning between 6 and 7am. There are a lot of people out there with road rage, be careful people.

    • Michelle Larson

      PJA can you contact me. I am investigating this accident for one of the other vehicles involved. I work for his insurance company. 1-800-854-6011 x7771

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