Vernon, IL (April 22, 2020) – Two people were injured following a three-vehicle crash involving two semi-trucks in Vernon Township, Illinois on Tuesday morning, April 21st. The Illinois State Police were called to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Tri-State Tollway (I-94) and IL-22 (Half Day Road) at around 10:26 a.m. Initial reports revealed that an SUV and two 18-wheelers were traveling on I-94 SB when the SUV sideswiped one of the commercial vehicles.
This caused the SUV to spin out and hit the second semi-truck. The driver and front-seat passenger of the Jeep were pronounced dead at the scene. Both truckers suffered injuries in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Statistics show that more than 5,000 occupants of passenger-vehicle are killed in crashes involving semi-trucks each year. These large vehicles can weigh 20 to 30 times more than a typical car, and they take 20 to 40 times longer to come to a complete stop. Nearly 25 percent of deadly trucking accidents take place on highways.
These large vehicles can cause devastating injuries in the event of a crash. Driver inexperience is a leading cause of deadly commercial vehicle accidents as companies are trying to fill positions with a shortage of drivers. When negligence of another party causes a crash, injured victims should consult with an Illinois trucking injury lawyer.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has over a century of combined experience helping Illinois residents recover after an accident. We have helped our clients recover over $150 million dollars to date. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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