North Barrington, IL (December 19, 2019) – A crash involving a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle took the life of a Palatine man, 44, on Wednesday afternoon, December 18th. The crash occurred on US-12 between McHenry and Miller Roads in North Barrington, Illinois. The accident took place when the man’s 2003 Mercedez-Benz SUV crossed the median into oncoming traffic.
The SUV collided head-on with a 1995 Freightliner truck driven by an Elgin man, 52. The SUV then rolled off the roadway into the ditch. The driver of the SUV was transported by helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois in critical condition.
No further updates are available at this time. An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Semi-Truck Collisions in Illinois
Crashes involving semi-trucks can have devastating repercussions. The massive size and weight of these vehicles can result in fatal injuries at highway speeds. The majority of those killed in semi-truck collisions are occupants of passenger vehicles.
5,000 occupants of passenger vehicles are killed each year in semi-truck collisions. The loss of a loved one can impact their surviving family members who often have to take on the associated damages. In some cases, family members can recover lost compensation by contacting an Illinois trucking injury attorney.
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