Gurnee, IL (February 18, 2020) – A man was injured in Gurnee, Illinois after rear-ending a semi-truck on Sunday night, February 16th. The accident occurred at the intersection of US-41 and IL-21 near the time of 8:40 p.m. The 26-year-old Evanston man driving a 2015 Buick sedan struck the rear of the semi-truck as stopped at an intersection.
The factors contributing to the accident aren’t known at this time. The driver of the Buick was taken to a nearby medical facility in critical condition by Gurnee Fire Department crews. The driver of the semi was uninjured in the accident.
No charges have been filed at this time. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
When smaller passenger vehicles are involved in a crash with a semi-truck, they are at a great disadvantage. Those traveling in normal cars are often severely injured in such crashes. 98 percent of fatalities resulting from semi-truck accidents involve those traveling outside of the truck.
The injuries resulting from a crash with a commercial transportation vehicle can be catastrophic. In some cases, the injuries can forever change the life of a victim. A skilled Illinois trucking injury lawyer can help injured victims pursue deserved compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help those who’ve unfairly suffered in a crash. You should never discount the severity of a trucking accident. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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