2 vehicles affected after large tree fell on Lake Shore Drive

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CHICAGO — A large tree fell on Lake Shore Drive Friday afternoon that hit two cars and sent one person to the hospital.

The Chicago Fire Department responded to the north lanes of the 1400 block of Lake Shore Drive after the tree fell due to high winds.

Two vehicles were hit and a man was sent to Illinois Masonic Hospital with minor injuries. Northbound traffic was reduced to one lane when authorities removed the tree.

The vehicle involved was heavily damaged.

High winds and waves closed part of the Lakefront Trail on Friday as 22 beaches reopened.

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