“Head-On Collision” Involving “Wrong-Way Driver” On Route 83

There was a “wrong-way driver” collision on Route 83 near Addison in the early morning hours of August 3, 2016.   This Kingery Highway crash involved a United States Postal Service (USPS) semi tractor-trailer colliding with a SUV that had crossed into an opposing traffic lane.

According to information provided by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 1:00 a.m., on Route 83 near Interstate 290.

When first responders went to the accident scene, they saw that the USPS truck and SUV had been in a “head-on” collision.  The driver of the SUV had to be extricated from his vehicle.  The extrication process took 40 minutes, after which the man was flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.  The man was in critical condition.

The driver of the USPS semi was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was in good condition.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County accident involving a vehicle driving in the wrong direction can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 3, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Head-on collision between SUV, semi closes Route 83 near Addison” as well as the August 3 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “One person in critical condition after head-on collision on Route 83.”

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