Volo, IL (December 17, 2019) – A semi-truck carrying garbage was involved in a crash with another vehicle early in the morning on Monday, December 16th. The crash occurred near the intersection of IL-120 and South Fish Lake Road. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were both injured in the crash.
The driver of the semi-truck was unable to stop the vehicle and ran the red light. The truck struck a vehicle making a turn onto IL-120 from Fish Lake Road. The injured victims were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois.
The roadway was littered with debris following the incident. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Collisions in Illinois
Each year, the number of semi-trucks on the road increases. Being involved in a crash with a massive 18-wheeler can be a traumatic experience for anyone. These crashes leave victims with severe, and sometimes life-threatening, injuries.
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration reports that there are more than 119,000 injury crashes each year involving semi-trucks. An estimated 4,000 people are killed in these collisions. Injured parties should reach out to an Illinois trucking injury lawyer immediately after a crash.
The firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has experience helping injured parties recover deserved compensation. We have helped countless victims obtain multi-million-dollar settlements to cover their damages. Call us today at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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