Car Strikes Tree On Lake Shore Drive Near West Wilson Avenue

There was a car crash early Thursday morning (April 6, 2017) on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive on the north side, near West Wilson Avenue.

First responders went to the accident scene at approximately 6:20 a.m.  Preliminary crash investigation findings indicate that a a 60-year-old man driving southbound lost control of his car, drove onto the median, and struck a tree.

The crash was a “pin-in” crash in which the driver had to be extricated from the car.  He was then taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries, and was reported to be in critical condition.

A 34-year-old female passenger refused medical treatment.

A crash scene photo shows extensive damage to the car.

An excerpt from the article (with accident scene photo) of April 6, 2017, titled “Man critically injured in Lake Shore Drive crash where car hits tree“:

Roads were slick and strong winds were blowing in the area at the time of the crash. Chopper 7HD flew over the scene, showing a large pool of water near the crash site.

The crash investigation is being conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Chicago crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the April 6 article titled “Driver Hits Tree On North Lake Shore Drive.”


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