A semi-truck carrying large steel coils rolled over on Route 53 in Long Grove Friday morning, causing traffic delays for several hours, authorities said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Long Grove Fire Protection District responded around 10:45 a.m. Friday to Lake Cook Road and Route 53 (Hicks Road) in Long Grove.
Sheriff’s deputies found a semi-truck rollover crash just north of the intersection, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
The driver of the 2020 Kenmore semi-truck, a 45-year-old Rockford man, was uninjured.
The Kenmore, which was pulling an open trailer, was traveling westbound on Lake Cook Road and was attempting to complete a right turn onto northbound Route 53, Covelli said.
The truck was carrying large steel coils that shifted during the turn, causing the trailer to roll over and take the motor unit with it as well.
Covelli said the truck, trailer and contents weighed nearly 50,000 pounds.
Ernie’s Wrecker Service responded and removed the vehicle and its contents from the scene.
The scene was cleared at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday.
The driver was able to self-extricate himself from the vehicle and was uninjured. No other vehicles were involved.