Chicago expressway pile up with multiple injuries
Chicago has expressways, other cities have freeways, we have expressways
At about 5:45 local time this morning, almost 60 vehicles were involved in a massive pileup on “The Kennedy Expressway (I-90).
Snow and low visibility contributed to the crashes where several were injured.
According to the Chicago Fire Dept., the incident happened near the North Ave. exit.
“Numerous accidents still be (sic) reported due to low traction around the city,” the fire department said. “Do not use Kennedy at this time. Be aware of low traction on all expressways and some surface streets.”
Fourteen people were transported to St. Mary, St. Joseph and Northwestern Memorial hospitals. Fire officials said that 45 other people were treated at the scene and opted not to be transported to area hospitals.
We were under a “winter weather advisory” because, well, obviously people can’t figure out it’s snowing. When it snows, the roads get slick, hazardous and the bridges and exit ramps are like an ice skating rink and after years and years of driving here in Chicago, living here in Chicago, some people still don’t get that so they need to be told with an “advisory.”
Obviously, social distancing guidelines don’t apply to cars and trucks on the road.
Source: Fox News
Picture Credit: Chicago Fire Department