Plainfield, IL (November 26, 2019) – A truck driver was killed following a three-vehicle crash near Plainfield, Illinois. The crash occurred near the intersection of IL-126 and Ridge Rd. on Sunday night, November 24th. Initial reports indicated that the accident was caused by a Peterbilt semi-trailer truck that ran a red light.
The semi-truck was traveling on IL-126 SB when he ran a red light, striking an eastbound Dodge Dakota on Ridge Rd. The trucker then rolled onto a Nissan Sentra waiting for a light at the intersection. The driver and passenger of the Dodge were seriously injured, and the driver of the truck sustained fatal injuries.
The intersection was shut down for some time following the accident. An ongoing investigation is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Red Light Collisions in Illinois
Drivers who run red lights are behaving recklessly. These signals are intended to regulate the flow of traffic and keep motorists safe. However, they are ineffective when drivers fail to adhere to their signals.
An estimated 719 people were killed in red-light crashes in 2015. This means that nearly 60 people are killed per month by red-light runners. Injured parties may be eligible to recover lost compensation by calling an Illinois car crash attorney.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you safeguard your rights after a crash. We understand the law and can help hold a reckless driver accountable for their actions. If you have been unfairly injured in a crash, contact us today at (312) 425-0401.
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