A semi truck collided with another car Monday morning on Interstate 80, closing down lanes and sending two people to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.
According to a witness on the scene, a truck headed westbound blew out a tire and crossed the median, hitting a car that was moving east. The accident occurred just east of Gougar Road in New Lenox.
The witness said an infant was removed from the car and appeared to be OK. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital, but the witness said she appeared conscious.
Brian Applegate of the said two people were taken to but he did not know the extent of their injuries.
Eastbound lanes were shut down for at least an hour. As of 12:15 p.m., police directed traffic on the shoulder of I-80, allowing cars to start moving again. Westbound traffic was stop-and-go.
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