A man is in critical condition after his vehicle veered off Lake Shore Drive and went through a popular bike path during the morning rush hour.
Chicago police said the man’s car went over an embankment just before 9 a.m. in the 2700 block of northbound Lake Shore Drive. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.
It remains unclear if anyone on the bike path was injured during the accident.
Video from the scene showed a guard rail in pieces and a mangled car on the bottom level of the bike path near Diversey Harbor.
“It just kind of flew over,” said Carly Ann Leavitt who heard the crash. “It didn’t sound good.”
Officers were at the scene for hours investigating. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.
Check back for more on this developing story.