Skyway crash injures four

A Honda that police say was driving the wrong way on the Skyway when it crashed into the pickup truck seen in the background. (WGN-TV / May 23, 2013)

Four people were injured when a car going north in the Chicago Skyway's southbound lanes hit a pickup truck, police said.

The accident happened about 5:05 a.m. in the outbound lanes near 84th Street, blocking all but the emergency lane of the southbound roadway, said Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

A Honda was heading north in the southbound lanes when it collided with a southbound pickup truck, Mirabelli said. The impact of the crash caused the truck to hit a concrete median.

Cited for having no valid drivers license and driving the wrong way on a highway was Christopher Clifton, 24, of Evanston, who was driving the Honda, Mirabelli said.

The driver of the Honda suffered a broken arm and his condition had stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Mirabelli said.

The driver of the pickup, a man, age 56, was treated and released from South Shore Hospital.

Two passengers in the car were also treated and released. A man, age 24, went to South Shore for evaluation of neck injuries, and a woman, age 20, was treated and released from Advocate Trinity Hospital, Mirabelli said.

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