Authorities say a driver was trapped and seriously injured after a semi-truck pulling a tractor-trailer rolled over during a vehicle crash on Interstate 94 near Deerfield.
The Illinois State Police and Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District responded around 7:05 a.m. Wednesday to Interstate 94 north of Route 22 in Deerfield for a report of a two-vehicle crash.
Illinois State Police District 15 troopers arrived to find a crash with injuries involving a passenger car and a semi-tractor-trailer truck at the 20 mile marker.
Illinois State Police Trooper Rodger Goines said the semi-truck was traveling westbound on Interstate 94 in the second lane from the right.
For unknown reasons, the driver swerved the truck into the right lane and struck the driver’s side of the passenger car.
The truck then swerved to the left, lost control and rolled over in the roadway, Goines said.
The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District said they responded to the scene along with the Lake Forest Fire Department.
The driver of the truck was trapped inside and had to be extricated by firefighters.
The truck driver suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, the fire department said.
Ernie’s Wrecker Service responded to upright the truck and trailer while state police and IDOT blocked off the roadway.
All westbound lanes of Interstate 94 were shut down for approximately five hours.
Goines said the driver of the passenger refused medical treatment at the scene.
The driver of the truck was issued a citation for improper lane usage.