CHICAGO (STMW) — A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash that temporarily closed the inbound local lanes of the Kennedy Expressway on the Northwest Side during the Monday morning rush.

The motorcycle was speeding in the southbound lanes of I-90/94 near Montrose Avenue at 4:20 a.m. when the cyclist lost control and the bike struck a wall, according to Illinois State Police Trooper David Roman.

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The 32-year-old Chicago man was thrown from the bike and taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Roman said.

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Inbound traffic was diverted to the express lanes until the local lanes reopened shortly after 7:30 a.m., police said.

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