Woman injured in crash that stops Route 53 traffic

 
Updated 10/14/2016 10:51 PM

A woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night that closed down all traffic lanes Friday evening on Route 53 near Woodfield Mall, police said.

A pickup towing a trailer that was traveling north on Route 53 between Higgins and Biesterfield roads around 6:40 p.m. lost a rear wheel, according to Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village fire officials. The tire crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the woman's car; she was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center with unspecified injuries. The trailer flipped on its side, blocking the northbound lanes.

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The driver of the pickup truck was treated on the scene, officials said.

Illinois State Police remained on the scene to investigate and, by 10:15 p.m., all southbound lanes were open again. However, as of late Friday, northbound traffic was still restricted, state police said.

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