CHICAGO (CBS) — Northbound traffic on Lake Shore Drive near the Museum of Science and Industry and north through Hyde Park was closed late Thursday, after a car accident in which two police officer sand a third person were hurt.
The crash happened at 5:05 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive near 57th Drive. A squad car was rear-ended as officers investigated a traffic accident, police said.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Two police officers — at 35-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman — were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Fire Department. Police said both were in good condition.
Another woman was taken to the same hospital in fair-to-serious condition, according to the Fire Department
The accident shut down the northbound Drive at 57th Drive to 47th Street during the evening rush Thursday, according to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.READ MORE: Woman Pistol-Whipped At CTA Blue Line Stop In Bucktown
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NotifyChicago: Northbound traffic closed at 5700 S Lake Shore Dr due to an auto accident. Seek alternate route. Tune to local media for more information.
— Chicago OEMC (@ChicagoOEMC) June 24, 2021
Traffic was backed up as far south as Marquette Drive.