Illinois State Police are investigating five separate traffic accidents this morning on westbound Interstate 270 on the Chain of Rocks Bridge. No one was seriously injured, but police say the accidents involved a dozen vehicles.
The accidents were first reported around 7:30am today and involved passenger cars, suv’s and pickup trucks. The driver of the one of the vehicles was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say after the first initial crash, the rest were all chain reaction crashes. The accidents had traffic into Missouri tied up for more than 90 minutes. All lanes of the highway were re-opened by 9am.