Eastbound Lane of 95th Street Still Closed At Cicero After Truck Rollover
Progress being made on cleanup of Monday morning truck accident.
Clean-up of a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of 95th Street and Cicero Avenue is progressing after a semi-truck carrying a load of steel coil flipped on its side Monday morning.
As of 4 p.m., the truck cab had been righted, but crews were still figuring out how to remove the semi-trailer, that had folded in the center. The dent made the trailer difficult to move from the scene.
The eastbound lanes of 95th Street were closed crossing the intersection as caution tape and sawhorses isolated the accident scene.
Oak Lawn police officers are at the intersection directing traffic, but the eastbound lane of 95th Street on the southeast corner of 95th Street and Cicero Avenue adjacent to the White Castle restaurant remained closed.
Heavy equipment crews had put the semi-trailer back on its feet, but the trailer still appeared to be held upright by crains. The trailer was open exposing a load of steel cable.
Oak Lawn Police Chief Bill Villanova said the accident occurred when the driver of the semi-truck was making a right turn on to 95th Street from Cicero Avenue, hitting a light pole and flipping over on its side.
Earlier, the village sent out an emergency alert through the Everbridge system advising drivers to stay away from the corner for the next several hours.