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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy On Tuesday
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.READ MORE: Proposed Laws Would Improve Privacy Protections For Sex Crime Victims In Illinois
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.MORE NEWS: Suburban Man Says Unlike Others, He's Had Plenty Of Contact With IDES -- But It's Been Of No Help
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.