EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — One person was injured in an accident on Interstate 55 in Illinois Thursday afternoon.
According to Illinois State Police, around 1:35 p.m., a pickup truck pulling a trailer was on the left shoulder of I-55 northbound at Milepost 23 and the driver was out of the truck when the pickup and man were hit by a tractor trailer.
A tractor-trailer that was in the right lane side-swiped the truck and the driver, according to the crash report.
The tractor-trailer then swerved, over-corrected and then overturned. Another car behind the tractor-trailer was damaged from debris, but the driver was not hurt.
The driver of the pickup truck was airlifted to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Illinois State Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer was cited for Scott’s Law and Improper Lane Use.
As of 7:30 p.m., one lane of I-55 northbound is still shut down for cleanup.