A semi-truck driver was hospitalized after his truck and trailer rolled over while driving on uneven asphalt on Interstate 94 near Lake Forest, state police said.
The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District and Illinois State Police responded around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday to Interstate 94 north of Route 22 for a rollover crash with injuries.
An Illinois State Police spokesperson said a preliminary investigation shows a semi-tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on Interstate 94 at mile marker 21.
The truck was in lane 4, which was shut down due to construction.
The truck’s load shifted on the uneven asphalt and the tractor and trailer both rolled over onto the passenger side, state police said.
Ernie’s Wrecker Service was called to the scene with heavy wreckers to upright and remove the truck.
The company said the trailer was carrying 50,000 pounds of medical supplies.
The driver of the truck was assisted out of the vehicle before emergency crews arrived.
Paramedics transported the driver to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, state police said.
Heavy delays were reported on the interstate following the crash.
State troopers cited the driver for improper lane usage.