Hazel Crest, IL (December 20, 2019) – Two commercial vehicles, including a FedEx truck, were involved in a crash in the area of Hazel Crest, Illinois on Thursday, December 19th. The crash took place near the intersection of Interstate-294 and Ashland Avenue.
One person was hospitalized following the crash.
Multiple lanes on I-294 were closed due to police activity. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Semi-Truck Accidents
Big rigs, semi-trucks, and 18-wheelers are a common sight on Illinois roadways. Many truck drivers are pushed to work long hours in order to meet deadlines and haul massive loads across the country. Unfortunately, exhaustion and tough work schedules are a common cause of serious semi-truck collisions.
Illinois experiences its fair share of severe semi-truck accidents. In 2014, more than 2,600 people lose their lives in semi-truck crashes. 549 of these deaths involved occupants of the commercial rig.
An experienced Illinois trucking injury lawyer can help you obtain deserved compensation after being injured in a collision. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims obtain fair settlements for their injuries. Discuss your case today by giving us a call at 312-386-7683.
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