Saturday, May 18, 2013
Two people were taken to Silver Cross Hospital after a crash west of South La Grange Road in Mokena at about 12:25 p.m. State police say the car was stolen from Joliet.
Police are investigating a crash involving a car stolen from Joliet and a semi-truck on Interstate 80 Saturday afternoon. Two people from the car were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, according to Illinois State Police. At least one person in the car was male. Police did not have details about the identity of either person early Saturday afternoon. For an unknown reason, the stolen car crashed into the back of the semi at about 12:25 p.m., about one-half mile west of South La Grange Road on I-80, police said. The driver of the semi was not hurt. Check back with Patch as more details become available.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Illlinois Department of Transportation begins bridge inspection on April 30. Expect daily lane closures at the Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet.
The Illlinois Department of Transportation announced that traffic heading west toward Joliet on Interstate 80 should be aware of daily lane closures beginning April 30. An IDOT bridge inspection project is slated to result in daily lane closures at the Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet. The closures will be set up and removed during off-peak travel hours Monday through Thursday, according to a news release issued by the city of Joliet. The project will begin with interruptions to westbound traffic and move to the eastbound side by May 6. Look to Joliet Patch for more construction details in and around the City of Joliet. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch communities: New Lenox …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Two people were injured, one of whom was flown to the hospital via helicopter.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
A rollover accident with serious injuries shut down both sides of Interstate 80, west of Interstate 55 near Shorewood, for a short time late Thursday afternoon. Two people were reported injured, one of whom was flown to a local hospital via Lifestar helicopter, Illinois State Police said. All lanes were reopened by 6:45 p.m., police said. Initial reports indicated there were two vehicles involved in the crash, but that's since been corrected. No details on the cause of the accident have been released yet.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Eastbound traffic was stopped for nearly an hour after the westbound truck crossed the median and collided with a passenger vehicle, police said.
Two people were injured after a semi truck driver lost control of his rig on westbound Interstate 80 and crossed into an eastbound lane of traffic, an Illinois State Police District 5 official said. The accident occurred at about 10:40 a.m. Monday on the stretch of I-80 between U.S. 30 in New Lenox and Briggs Street in Joliet, Master Sgt. Martez Malone said. The truck collided with a passenger car in which an adult and an infant were traveling, Malone said. Both were transported to Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox with non-life-threatening injuries, Malone said. The names, ages and addresses of the victims and the truck driver were not available as of 1:50 p.m. Monday. Malone said police are investigating what may have caused the …
Traffic is stopped on Interstate 80 after a semi truck going west crossed the median and collided with another car, a witness said.
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. Get breaking newsletters from New Lenox Patch. Brian Applegate of the New Lenox Fire Protection District said two people were taken to Silver Cross Hospital but he did not know the extent of their injuries. Eastbound …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Police and fire officials were on the scene for an apparent accident, but details of what happened weren't immediately available.
Interstate 80 traffic was backed up in the westbound lanes starting at about Cedar Road in New Lenox on Friday evening. Police and fire officials were on the scene for an apparent accident, but details of what happened weren't immediately available. According to Patch's commuter guide, a car overturned, blocking the right lane of traffic just west of Cedar Road. Traffic is stop-and-go between the Interstate 355 junction to the west and Wolf Road to the east. The lane was closed as of 6:42 p.m., according to the commuter guide. Delays are expected until about 8:30. Stay on top of construction and accidents on Patch's commuter guide. Check back to Patch for more details.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
New Lenox firefighters responded to a truck fire early Tuesday morning and fought the blaze for about five hours.
There were no injuries after a truck caught on fire early Tuesday morning in New Lenox, but a whole lot of candy was destroyed. Capt. Adam Riegal of the New Lenox Fire Protection District said the station was called at 1:13 a.m. Tuesday when a semi-trailer filled with candy caught fire. Riegal said it wasn't immediately known what the cause of the fire was. The truck was heading westbound on Interstate 80, just east of the Interstate 355 junction. The driver of the truck wasn't injured and the fire didn't impact any other vehicles, expect for those that sat in traffic. Cars were backed up for much of the morning. Riegal said the Fire District fought the blaze until about 6:30 a.m. Watch video of the fire on ABC.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Because of routine bridge inspections, a westbound right lane will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., and the eastbound right lane will be closed between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Interstate 80 lanes will be closed over Route 30 in New Lenox on Saturday, April 21, for routine bridge inspections. In a news release, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the inspections will require lane closures, weather permitting. A westbound right lane will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., and the eastbound right lane will be closed between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The inspections are required by the Federal Highway Administration. IDOT said drivers should anticipate delays and allow extra time for trips through this area. A news release asks drivers to obey the speed limit, observe closure signs and remain alert for workers. For more details on other road construction projects, go to IDOT's website.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
At about 11 p.m. Monday a tractor-trailer hauling frozen food tipped over, closing lanes of traffic on the exit ramp going eastbound until 8 a.m. this morning. The driver of the truck was charged with a DUI.
A semi-truck tipped over late Monday night in New Lenox, closing lanes of traffic. At about 11 p.m. Monday, the truck tipped while going down the ramp from the southbond Interstate 355 tollway to eastbound Interstate 80, according to the State Police. The truck, which was hauling frozen food products, came to rest on its side, causing lanes of traffic to close until 8 a.m. Tuesday. The road is now fully open to traffic. “The trailer was breached, so some of the product was dislodged, but it doesn't look like it was lost from the trailer itself,” State Police Mst. Sgt. Mark Pilgrim said. The driver, Roy Peek, 41, of Aurora, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving too fast for conditions and improper lane usage. He …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A New Lenox Patch reader spotted an accident involving a truck Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The driver involved in a rollover truck accident Tuesday has been released from the hospital, a reader close to the situation said. At about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, a waste management truck's tire blew out while it was heading west on Interstate 80. The truck flipped through the median near the Gougar Road overpass and landed in the eastbound lanes. New Lenox Fire District spokeswoman Erika Leader said the driver was injured but in stable condition when he was extracted from the truck and taken to the hospital. The New Lenox Fire District responded to the accident with the East Joliet Fire Department. According to a reader whose husband works with the the driver, he was released from the hospital with 12 staples in the back of his head. A…