Edwardsville, IL (April 1, 2020) – One person was injured following a crash involving a semi-truck and a passenger car on Wednesday morning, April 1st. The crash took place in Edwardsville, Illinois on I-55 near the IL-143 overpass, north of Troy, Illinois. Local sources revealed that the accident occurred at around 12:30 a.m.
According to officials with the Illinois State Police, at least one person at the scene had to be airlifted to a hospital for treatment. No updates on their condition have been provided. No other details on the crash have been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by ISP.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
When we’re driving near a semi-truck, we often feel a little bit uneasy – and for good reason. These massive big rigs are the potential to cause catastrophic injuries in the event of a crash. In nearly every case, occupants of passenger vehicles suffer most.
There were 475,000 18-wheeler accidents reported in 2016 alone. 90 percent of these accidents were due to driver error. Crash victims injured in a semi collision should consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to pursue lost compensation.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you fight for your deserved compensation. WE will make sure that all possible avenues are taken to recover a fair settlement. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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