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Crash Shuts Down Multiple Lanes On Busy Route 83

Route 83 Crash

A crash between a car and a sport-utility vehicle shut down multiple lanes on Route 83 early Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

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UPDATED 04/26/12 9:41 a.m.

LEMONT, Ill. (CBS) — A serious crash shut down several lanes of busy Route 83 early Thursday near Lemont.

The near-head-on collision between a car and a sport-utility vehicle happened sometime before 6:30 a.m. on Route 83 just north of Archer Avenue.

The SUV spun around and ended up blocking both the northbound lanes of Route 83 north of Archer Avenue.

The other car proceeded to careen northward on Archer Avenue, leaving a trail of antifreeze in the roadway as it slammed into a wall on the side of the road. The driver proceeded farther, only to curve over again and hit a guard rail, and finally to travel another half mile before hitting the wall again and coming to rest about half a mile away bear near Bluff Road, reports CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl.

The car was towed away just after 6:30 a.m. The SUV was also mounted on a flatbed tow truck soon afterward.

At least one person was taken to the hospital from the scene, WBBM Newsradio reports.

As of 6:30 a.m., a lane of northbound Route 83 was blocked, and everyone was being forced into the northbound turn lane. The left lane was also blocked on the southbound side of the road.