By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A driver suffered life-threatening injuries upon crashing into a commercial vehicle on the shoulder of the Edens Expressway at Cicero Avenue late Thursday.

Illinois State Police said a car struck the rear end of the unspecified commercial vehicle, which was parked on the right shoulder.

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The driver, who was alone in the car, was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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As of early Thursday evening, the middle and right lanes were shut down near the scene, while the left lane remained open.

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Drivers are asked to find an alternate route, and are reminded to slow down and to move over for emergency vehicles in the area.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff