Long Grove, IL (March 2, 2020) – A two-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck took the life of a trucker and injured another driver in Long Grove, Illinois on Thursday, February 27th. Authorities reported that the crash occurred at the intersection of IL-83 and Westmoreland Drive near the time of 11:10 a.m. A semi-truck hauling a 40,000-pound cargo crashed into a 2015 Toyota minivan.
Local reports revealed that the intersection had a yellow light as the Toyota attempted to make a left turn onto Westmoreland Drive, causing the semi-truck to veer to avoid a collision. The trucker still struck the minivan and a light pole before coming to rest in a ditch. The trucker, identified as Stanley Adams of Des Plaines, Illinois, was pronounced dead a the scene.
The 45-year-old woman driving the Toyota was taken to Condell Medical Center for treatment. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Stanley Adams at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Left-Turn Crashes in Illinois
Right of way laws are intended to ensure that everyone is able to travel the road safely. Sometimes, rushed drivers try to press their luck, speeding up to make sure they don’t miss a yellow light. When drivers make a left turn at an intersection, they leave themselves wide open to being involved in a crash.
Intersection collisions are extremely severe, accounting for 20 percent of deadly crashes each year. 61 percent of intersection crashes involve drivers making left turns. In some cases, surviving family members can pursue rightful compensation with the help of an Illinois wrongful death attorney.
The negligent actions of a reckless driver can result in the loss of a loved one. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help make sure that your legal rights are protected. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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