Salem, IL (January 26, 2020) – Officials from the Illinois State Police responded to a collision in Salem, Illinois on Friday night, January 24th. The accident took place on I-57 near the time of 5:40 p.m. Authorities reported that a southbound gray semi-trailer left the roadway, entering the median.
The semi then over-corrected to the right side of the interstate, crossing the roadway and striking multiple trees. The vehicle came to a rest off the right side of the highway. Both passengers were transported to Salem Township hospital for treatment.
The driver of the semi was charged for improper lane usage. ISP is currently investigating the cause of 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
The massive size of semi-trucks makes them difficult to operate, even for experienced truckers. Combined with the long hours worked by truck drivers, it seems inevitable that large commercial vehicles will lose control from time-to-time. When this does happen, it sets the scene for a serious crash.
Each year, an estimated 700 occupants of large semi-trucks are killed in crashes. 16 percent of trucking fatalities truck occupants. In some cases, injured parties may be able to pursue lost compensation with the help of an Illinois trucking injury lawyer.
You need an experienced personal injury firm handling your case. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has a proven track record helping those unfairly injured in a crash. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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