Elmhurst, IL (November 22, 2019) – Early Thursday morning, November 21st, three people were injured after three semi-trucks collided on I-294. The accident happened at around 4 a.m. near Roosevelt Rd. The lanes of I-294 NB were closed following the accident.
Initial reports indicate that one semi-truck lost control, hitting two other semis on the interstate. The semi then collided with a concrete barrier. All three semi-drivers were hospitalized following the collision.
The roadway was closed as emergency responders cleared the roadway. Local law enforcement is conducting an investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Crashes in Illinois
Accidents involving large commercial vehicles have the potential to be severe. The sheer size, weight, and speed of these vehicles make them devastating in the event of a collision. The resulting injuries can seriously impact the lives of their victims.
More than 4,000 people were killed in semi-truck crashes in 2017. 17 percent of these victims were occupants of the semi. In some cases, those injured in a crash may be eligible to recover lost compensation by contacting a trained Illinois semi-truck injury attorney.
Those injured in a semi-truck collision may feel overwhelmed. Luckily, the legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you maximize your potential compensation. Call our law offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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