UPDATED 12/16/11 7:49 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A sport-utility vehicle flipped over on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway early Friday, prompting authorities to shut down lanes and causing a traffic jam.READ MORE: Anxiety, Then Relief At South Side Shoeshine Shop As Guilty Verdict Is Read Against Derek Chauvin In Death Of George Floyd
As CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports, the SUV rolled over near Western Avenue and flipped onto its roof.
The vehicle was severely damaged, but the driver was able to get out on his own and was evaluated by paramedics at the scene. It was not immediately learned whether he was taken to a hospital.READ MORE: 2 CPD Officers Hurt In Collision Involving Police Vehicle, Jeep
Two left lanes were blocked on the Eisenhower following the accident, and traffic was solidly blocked from Western Avenue to Ogden Avenue as of around 6:45 a.m.
Earlier Friday morning, several cars collided in the inbound Eisenhower just before crossing the S-curve at Kostner Avenue.MORE NEWS: 'Don't Test Us': Chicago's Mayor Lightfoot On Plans After Chauvin Verdict
Nobody was reported injured in the accident, but inbound traffic was tied up between Austin Boulevard and Kostner Avenue as of 6:15 a.m.