Effingham, IL (December 11, 2019) – One man was injured in a crash involving two semi-trucks on Monday, December 9th, about 5 miles west of Effingham, Illinois. The collision occurred on I-70 WB near mile marker 87. The injured victim was identified as Braich Singh, 28, of Brampton, Ontario.
Authorities at the scene reported that a Freightliner tractor-trailer operated by Hassan Habbad, 33, of Eagan, Minnesota collided with Singh’s tractor-trailer while attempting to move onto the shoulder of the National Trail rest area. Singh was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham for treatment. Local officials reported that there were many factors involved in the crash, including driver fatigue, lane drifting, and a tire blowout.
No further information on the crash is available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the incident is being handled by local law enforcement.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Braich Singh at this time.
Semi-Crashes in Illinois
There is a natural sense of anxiety when you pass a semi-truck on the roadway. That is because these vehicles can cause serious injuries in the event of a crash. Truckers often work long hours, and their exhaustion can lead to critical mistakes.
In 2014, a total of 11,585 semi-truck collisions were reported in Illinois. These crashes accounted for more than 10 percent of all fatal accidents. In some cases, injured victims can partner with an Illinois trucking injury lawyer to obtain compensation for their injuries.
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