Berkeley, IL (May 18, 2020) – On Sunday afternoon, there was a fiery collision in Berkeley involving multiple semi-trucks. The crash occurred at around 11 a.m. at the intersection of I-290 and St. Charles Road. At least one driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
According to local reports, the driver of a red International semi-tractor trailer lost control and collided with a white 2019 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer. This caused the second semi to strike another commercial vehicle, an orange 2019 Freightliner. The first two vehicles then caught fire, and authorities closed the highway.
The driver of the first semi-truck was hospitalized. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
18-Wheeler Collisions in Illinois
There are more than 2 million big rigs traveling on American roadways. These vehicles are involved in nearly 500,000 crashes each year. These vehicles can cause catastrophic collisions, and nearly 700 people traveling inside these rigs are killed in collisions annually.
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 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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