Illinois Tow Operator Struck by Vehicle Receives Serious Injuries

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A tow operator was seriously injured on Sunday after being struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of I-55 in Gardner, Ill.

According to state police, Operator Ryan McGrail was assisting a motorist when he and his tow truck were hit by a 2009 Nissan Altima. He was taken to Morris Hospital and later airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center.

He was listed in serious condition. There were no injuries reported from the driver of the Nissan, or two passengers who were inside the tow truck.

Illinois State Police are investigating the incident.