Brimfield, IL (March 11, 2020) – Officials with the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a crash involving a semi-truck in Brimfield, Illinois on Tuesday, March 10th. Initial reports revealed that a car crashed into an 18-wheeler on I-74 WB at around 11:30 p.m. According to local sources, the accident involved a wrong-way driver.
Both the vehicle and the semi-truck contained a single passenger. There were confirmed injuries resulting from the collision. The interstate was closed for around two hours following the accident.
The Illinois State Police is currently handling the investigation into 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 Accidents in Illinois
A recent study from the American Trucking Association reported that the transportation industry employed 110,000 drivers in 2014. There’s a current trucker shortage, meaning more over-worked and under-experienced truck-drivers are hitting the roads. This can create hazardous conditions for other motor vehicle operators.
High turnover, maintenance, and quality issues plague the trucking industry. While car crashes can be devastating, collisions involving semi-trucks are nearly always catastrophic. Injured parties may be able to recover lost compensation by contacting a qualified Illinois semi-truck crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you exercise your right to compensation. We can determine who is liable for your injuries. Contact our offices at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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