Joslin, IL (March 20, 2020) – The Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a crash involving two semi-trucks earlier this morning on Friday, March 20th. The crash occurred at around 5 a.m. on I-88 (IL-110), around one mile east of Joslin, Illinois. Officials responded to the scene to render aid to those involved in the accident.
According to initial reports, at least one person was injured in the crash. The factors contributing to the accident haven’t been disclosed at this time. The number of resulting injuries isn’t currently known.
ISP is currently conducting an 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.
18-Wheeler Crashes in Illinois
Commercial drivers have to work long hours operating their massive rigs. We all know how it feels after driving on a long road trip as your focus starts to wane. These conditions are present for truckers as well, creating the potential for serious accidents.
700 passengers of commercial vehicles are killed in semi crashes each year. These large vehicles require much more time to come to a stop and come weigh up to 80,000 pounds. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois trucking injury attorney to discuss possible compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand that being injured in a crash can be catastrophic. Semi-truck accidents are particularly devastating, and our team of lawyers is here to help. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do.
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