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Woman Badly Hurt in I-55 Rollover

Illinois State Police say the victim, a Shorewood resident, lost control of her vehicle after being cut off by another driver near Romeoville.

A 34-year-old Shorewood woman was extricated from her car Tuesday morning after another driver cut her off on Interstate 55, causing her to lose control and roll into a ditch, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Martez Malone said.

The accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on northbound I-55 between Weber Road and Route 53, near Romeoville, Malone said.

Although he did not know how many times the vehicle may have rolled, the damage was extensive enough to trap the victim inside, he said. The woman, whose identity was not released, was in serious condition and transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, which is the closest Level 1 trauma center.

No information was available on the suspect who caused the accident, other than he was driving a tan car, Malone said.

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blochucnks February 14, 2013 at 02:23 PM
infamous steve thinks he is above the law anyway!
Infamous Steve February 14, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Damn right I do Blochucks. Now if you owned a motor vehicle you would know that 80 is a must in the fast lane just to keep people from riding your ass. And that doesn't work everyday. It's either that or get stuck in the other two lanes behind all these damn soccer moms or semis.
james kellett February 14, 2013 at 05:41 PM
I really dont care what she was doing or not doing, the fact of the matter is a good person was injured and needs prayers, not all the ranting, blaming, or whatever.. grow up people there is a time and a place for everything and this time is reserved for good thoughts for her and her family, not bashing.
Mark February 15, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Hello Jenny, I saw this accident, called 911 and pulled over to try and help your friend. How is she doing now? Do you have any updates?
Jenny Thompson February 19, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Thanks Mark for helping my friend. She is doing good. She had to have surgery and is going to a rehab facility. She may need more surgery down the line. But she is with us and is keeping her head up and smiling and cracking jokes. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

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