1 hurt during morning rush accident on I-88

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One person suffered minor injuries in an accident that disrupted traffic on Interstate 88 near Farnsworth Avenue in west suburban Aurora this morning, police said.

The accident happened about 6:20 a.m., according to Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Paul Carlos. A vehicle heading eastbound on I-88 near mile marker 120 drove across the median for unknown reasons and struck a tractor trailer heading westbound. Both ended up on the side of the road.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle was transported by a Flight for Life helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with non life-threatening injuries and is in good condition, Carlos said. The driver of the truck was not injured, he said.

All lanes are open to traffic, according to Carlos, but police remain on the scene, where a semi tractor trailer involved in the crash remained in a ditch as of about 8:30 a.m.

Traffic on both sides of the expressway had been stopped for a time, and it took about 20-30 minutes before some started to get through the area. It took an hour before all lanes were open, Carlos said.

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  • Aloysious Farquart

    "The first thing we must recognize is that crashes are not accidents."
    -Ricardo Martinez, M.D., NHTSA Administrator, 1997

    "A vehicle striking anything is referred to as a crash."
    -Leonard Evans, Traffic Safety, 2004

  • Driver

    Huh, I got stuck in that. Glad to hear nobody was hurt too bad. A few of the things in that article are a little off though as pointed out above.

  • PaulHawkins117

    That was my wife she was 6 mths pregnant, we are at the good samartian hospitail still. Im trying to update facebook as I can. Anna Kristine, we are very grateful to the hospitail staff here they have been very compassionate. The trauma caused the baby to come early her name is layla, mom has a broken back. Keep my girls in your prayers