A man has been hit by a car on the Dan Ryan Expressway, police said. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle stopped and called 911, police said.
Illinois State Police say they are responding to a crash in the southbound local lanes near 47th Street. They are investigating the scene and have closed the ramp to the northbound expressway.
The Chicago Fire Department says one person is dead after a vehicle rear-ended a semi on the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway and burst into flames. The incident happened around 9 p.m., just south of Cermak Road. The person who was killed is believed to be the driver of the SUV, but authorities have not released any names at this time.
As of Tuesday, a total of 21 people have been shot on Chicago area expressways this year, CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reports. Of those 21 shootings, six of them took place on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
The city’s expressways have been cleaned up a lot over the years, but there is still a ton of trash to pick up every day. It’s a never-ending task for crews to keep the expressways clean, and it isn’t always easy. One of the hardest parts of their job is cleaning up the many fast food bags, cups and other litter on expressways. It takes a lot of work to get the trash off the expressways, and it can take a while for the garbage to be removed from all the miles of highways.