CHICAGO - A 38-year-old motorcyclist from Chicago was critically injured Thursday morning in a crash that shut down the outbound Kennedy Expressway for nearly three hours.
The crash happened near the Addison Street exit ramp about 5:50 a.m., according to Illinois State Police.
The motorcyclist was riding in the left lane and briefly left the roadway before darting right across all lanes of traffic, state police said. The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, rear-ended another car.
The motorcyclist was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.
No other injuries were reported.
All outbound lanes were closed at Addison until about 8:30 a.m., state police said.