CHICAGO (STMW) — A man drove an SUV into an IDOT maintenance truck that was stopped to help a motorist on the Interstate 90/94 Kennedy Expressway, sending a worker and driver to area hospitals Sunday night.

The IDOT worker was getting into the truck about 11 p.m. after helping a motorist fix a flat tire on the southbound shoulder of the Kennedy near Addison Street when a 22-year-old man driving an SUV slammed into the back of the truck, Illinois State Police Sgt. Rodney Collins said.

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The IDOT worker suffered minor injuries to his left arm and was taken to Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in good condition, Collins said.

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The 22-year-old SUV driver was taken in good condition with minor facial lacerations to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, he said.

Police said alcohol was a factor in the crash and charges were pending against the driver of the SUV.

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