Rockford, IL (December 20, 2019) – The victim of a fatal semi-truck collision has been identified by local authorities. The crash took place in Rockford, Illinois on Wednesday, December 18th. The incident occurred at the 3800 block of 11th Street at around 2:30 a.m. that morning.
The deceased victim was identified as Miguel Tejada Jr., 23, of Davis Junction, Illinois. Tejada suffered from blunt head trauma after rear-ending a semi-truck driven by a 57-year-old man. Tejada was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials.
The cause of the crash is not clear at this time. Local law enforcement is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Miguel Tejada Jr. at this time.
Illinois Rear-End Accidents
In 2012, there were more than 1.7 million reported rear-end crashes in the United States. This makes rear-end collisions one of the most common types of traffic accidents. Fender benders cost victims millions of dollars each year.
These crashes are often fatal for victims. The human body is just not meant to handle the forces associated with a rear-end collision. An experienced Illinois car crash lawyer can help surviving family members recover lost compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. understands that losing a loved one is difficult. We want to make sure that you and your family are secured. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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