Car Goes Off Interstate, Bursts Into Flames

A driver was hospitalized early Friday morning when the car he was in crashed and burst into flames.

Rainfall was heavy when the vehicle, traveling southbound on Interstate 55 in Burr Ridge, went off the road and landed under the overpass onto Interstate 294 shortly after 1 a.m.

Video from the crash site showed crews from the Pleasantview Fire Protection District working to put out the fire.

An Illinois State Police trooper said the driver was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The trooper said it was unclear why the driver went off the road.


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