All lanes of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway near Hampshire had to be shut down Friday morning to allow a helicopter land so an injured motorcyclist could be transported to a hospital.
The crash occurred just before 10 a.m. near the Marengo-Hampshire toll plaza on I-90. A car stopped abruptly, causing the motorcyclist to adjust his position, lose control and hit the road and side wall barrier, according to Illinois State Police.
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At the time, authorities didn't know the extent of the motorcyclist's injuries but were concerned because he struck the pavement so hard. It was later discovered he had a broken arm, police said.
No other injuries were reported.