A Chicago construction worker was seriously injured this morning when he was struck by a drunk driver near Dolton, IL. The accident occurred around 4:15 a.m. on Chicago’s Bishop Ford Freeway/I-94. According to Illinois Police, a southbound 1998 Cadillac struck a construction worker in a protected work zone pinning him between his vehicle and a construction van. The injured worker was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL, with two broken legs. The driver of the vehicle, who remained at the scene while police and emergency vehicles responded to the accident, was taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, IL. The driver reportedly suffered a head injury.
Illinois State Police Chicago Master Sgt. Todd Borisy reported that the incident occurred in a clearly visible work zone that was properly delineated with appropriate signage. The accident involved only one vehicle and the injured worker. There were no passengers in the drunk driver’s car. Charges have yet to be filed however the driver responsible for the Chicago car accident might still face criminal prosecution.
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