Wilmington, IL (November 19, 2019) – One person was killed and another seriously injured following a chain reaction collision near Wilmington, Illinois. The accident took place on I-55 early Thursday morning, November 14th. The crash involved three semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles and took place near Lorenzo Rd.
The deceased victim has been identified as Kenneth Bloor, 34, of St. Peters, Missouri. Officers reported that one of the semi-trucks collided with two passenger vehicles that were stopped at an intersection, resulting in them colliding with the two semi-trucks in front of them. Two other people were reportedly injured, with one in critical condition.
The at-fault semi-driver was given two citations. An investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Kenneth Bloor at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who was affected by this accident.
18-Wheeler Crashes in Chicago
Large commercial vehicles are able to cause large amounts of damage. This is owed primarily to their sheer size. Combines with highway speeds, these large trucks can cause devastating injuries.
There are more than 500,000 reported accidents involving 18-wheelers each year. It is estimated that nearly 5,000 of these crashes are fatal. Victims of semi-truck collisions often experience massive damages and catastrophic injuries.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you recover after a serious semi-truck collision. Our team of experienced Chicago 18-wheeler injury lawyers is here to fight for your legal rights. Call us today at 312-386-7683 if you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a reckless semi-truck driver.
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