Mahomet, IL (April 4, 2020) – On Friday, April 3rd, a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a cyclist resulted in serious injuries in Mahomet, Illinois. The collision took place earlier that morning at around 9:29 a.m. on IL-47 (County Road 350 East) south of County Road 2400 North. Initial sources revealed that both a semi-truck and a cyclist were traveling northbound on the highway.
The trucker attempted to pass the cyclist on the roadway but ultimately struck the rider. The rider suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. The trucker was charged for improper passing.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Crashes involving 18-wheelers can be devastating. These large vehicles weigh tons and can leave victims with life-threatening injuries. An overwhelming majority of fatalities related to semi-truck accidents are outside the truck.
In 2018, 15 percent of those killed in trucking accidents were pedestrians. Pedestrians who are struck by these large trucks risk suffering severe injuries. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer to pursue possible compensation.
You shouldn’t discount the severity of your injuries after an accident. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to make sure your legal rights are protected. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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