Minooka, IL (February 26, 2020) – A crash on Friday, February 21st, near Minooka, Illinois left nine people injured. The crash reportedly began when a male driver struck a tractor-trailer on I-80 at around 9 p.m. The driver who hit the semi got out of his car when he was hit by the second vehicle, causing a chain-reaction accident.
Multiple other vehicles were involved in the collision. According to the Illinois State Police, eight people were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. The man who was initially struck while standing outside his vehicle was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition.
Both lanes on I-80 were closed for four hours following the accident. ISP is currently conducting an investigation into the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Crashes in Illinois
In Illinois, there were 311,679 reported motor vehicle collisions in the state in just 2017. 66,889 of these crashes resulted in injuries, accounting for 21.5 percent of collisions. 993 of these accidents left victims with fatal injuries.
Being involved in a crash can be devastating on its own. When the crash involves multiple vehicles, it can be even more frustrating. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to pursue deserved compensation.
After being hit by a reckless driver, you need to protect your right to compensation. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims recover after an accident. Call us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your claim.
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