Truck Hits Bridge Infrastructure On Edens Expressway

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Cook County truck accidents are discussed on the “Truck Accidents” page.  While there are many reasons for truck accidents, such truck accidents can be generally classified into two main categories – those caused by error or negligence by the truck driver, and those caused by other motorists or other factors (i.e. not caused by the truck driver.)

On December 8, 2015 there was a truck accident on the Edens Expressway.  While there were no injuries during this accident, a significant road hazard occurred, as well as massive traffic delays.

The accident involved a southbound truck hitting a bridge support on the Edens Expressway Lake Avenue overpass.  This accident, which happened at 3:15 p.m., caused concrete to fall onto the roadway.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) fixed the problem, but in doing so traffic in both directions had to be restricted to one lane.  As one can imagine, this caused massive traffic delays until the problem could be assessed and fixed.

All lanes were reopened at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 8, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Truck hits support on Edens near Lake Avenue” as well as the December 8 Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch article titled “Update:  All Lanes Clear on the Edens Near Lake Avenue.”

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