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3 Hurt When Truck Flips On Top Of Car On Dan Ryan

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Three people were hospitalized, and traffic on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway was backed up to 95th Street, after a tanker truck flipped on its side on top of a car near 47th Street on Friday afternoon.

Illinois state police say a northbound 2006 Chevy Cobalt swerved and struck a semi-tractor-trailer truck, also northbound, around 1 p.m. Both vehicles then struck the left median wall, and the semi-truck rolled over and spilled a small amount of dried concrete it was hauling.

Three people — including the 67-year-old semi driver and a driver and passenger in the Cobalt — were transported to area hospitals, with non-life-threatening injuries, state police said.

The driver of the car, Ursula D. Russ of Lavergne, Tenn., was cited for improper lane usage, state police said.

By 5 p.m. northbound lanes had reopened after the accident site was cleaned up.

 

 

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