Trucker Critical After Semi Overturns on Bishop Ford

Truck hauling sheets of steel was going too fast on ramp, authorities say

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:33 PM CDT
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Trucker Critical After Semi Overturns on Bishop Ford

Owen Whisenant

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Lanes have reopened after a semi truck crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway that sent a truck driver to an area hospital in critical condition Thursday afternoon near south suburban South Holland.

The one-vehicle crash happened at 12:33 p.m. on a ramp from the northbound Bishop Ford -- Interstate 94 -- that leads to eastbound 159th Street in South Holland, said Illinois State Police District Chicago Master Sgt. S. Nowak.

A semi truck flat bed trailer which was hauling 4x8 sheets of steel was driving too fast on the ramp and rolled over.

The driver, a man, was pulled from the truck and airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.  A female passenger was uninjured, Nowak said.

Northbound and southbound lanes were reopened at around 3 p.m.

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