CHICAGO — A car veered off Lake Shore Drive Monday morning, went down an embankment and slammed into a tree before it could plunge into Lake Michigan.
Police said the driver was hospitalized in critical condition in the 8 a.m. crash on northbound Lake Shore Drive near Diversey. He stopped near a part of the Lakefront Trail that’s typically busy, though no one else was hurt.
Witness Jeff Linder said in a tweet that a nurse coming off his night shift was nearly hit by the car — and then pulled over to give aid to the injured driver.
The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, police said.