CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were injured Monday afternoon in a rollover accident on the Eisenhower Expressway near the Illinois Medical District.
The accident happened at 12:55 p.m. on the eastbound Eisenhower near Damen Avenue on the Near West Side, according to Illinois State Police.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Chilly, Rainy Saturday Night; Gradually Warming Temperatures Next Week
State Police said it was a rollover accident, but did not immediately have further information.
The Fire Department said five people were rushed to the hospital. One was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in what the CFD described as “grave” condition, another was taken to the same hospital in critical condition, and the other three were taken to Rush University Medical Center in good condition.READ MORE: Salvation Army Gives Away COVID-19 Relief Baskets In Englewood
The right two lanes of the eastbound Eisenhower were shut down at Damen Avenue following the crash. State police have since closed all eastbound lanes at Paulina Street, with eastbound traffic being diverted off at Ashland Avenue.
The closure is expected to last about one to two hours.MORE NEWS: CPD Responds To Large Group Of Rowdy Teens Moving Through The Loop