7-car crash on Dan Ryan expressway

November 21, 2009 1:36:36 PM PST
ABC7 Chicago is told authorities have reopened the northbound express lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway after a seven-car crash closed them Saturday afternoon.Illinois State Police say the accident occurred at about 2 p.m. Saturday near 31st Street. Local lanes on the Dan Ryan and southbound lanes remained open.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, eight people, including one child, sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

While the lanes were closed, Chicago Police and the Illinois Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control. State police said drivers were becoming frustrated and turning their cars around on the expressway, leading to more problems.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)