A man was struck by two trucks Wednesday (January 31, 2018) morning on northbound I-294 near Burr Ridge. The pedestrian accident left the man with life-threatening injuries.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident occurred at 9:59 a.m., at mile post 23.5.
The accident happened after a man driving a pickup truck northbound lost control of the vehicle and struck the guard rail on the right side of the roadway.
The driver exited the vehicle, and for a reason that is not completely understood (although discussed in the “The Doings” article of January 31, 2018 titled “Man runs into traffic after I-294 crash…“) the driver apparently walked or ran onto the roadway. At that time, the man was struck by a semi truck and box truck.
The man hit, identified as a 46-year-old man from Glen Ellyn, was taken to La Grange Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.
The accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 31 Darien Patch article titled “Pedestrian Struck By Two Vehicles On I-294 Near Burr Ridge: Cops.”