Macon County, IL (December 6, 2019) – A woman, 46, was injured in a crash involving a tanker truck in Macon County, Illinois on Tuesday, December 3rd. The crash took place at around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection of IL-48 and I-72. The collision involved the victim’s sedan and a tanker truck transporting diesel fuel.
According to initial reports, the tanker collided with the woman’s vehicle, a four-door sedan, while attempting to turn onto IL-48 SB. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The truck driver was uninjured in the collision.
The truck was cited for failure to yield. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Side-Impact Crashes in Illinois
Certain types of collisions result in severe injuries. Side-impact crashes, more commonly known as T-bones, are one such accident. These take place when a vehicle strikes another car directly from the side.
Certain vehicle safety devices fail when involved in a side-impact crash. In the past 20 years, deaths resulting from side-impact crashes have increased by nearly 20 percent. In some cases, injured victims can hold a reckless driver accountable with the help of an Illinois auto accident lawyer.
You need an experienced law firm handling your case. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in helping those unfairly injured in a car crash. Contact our law offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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