Indian Head Park, IL (May 9, 2020) – A crash on Saturday morning, May 9th, involving a semi-truck resulted in the death of one man in Indian Head Park, Illinois. The accident occurred on I-294 near W. Plainfield Road at around 2:55 a.m. A 50-year-old man from Chicago Ridge was reportedly killed in the crash.
A 2017 blue GMC veered off the highway and collided with a white semi that was parked on the side of the interstate. The driver of the GMC was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased party hasn’t been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
When a passenger vehicle collides with a commercial vehicle, the outcome can be disastrous. Nearly 98% of those killed in crashes involving semi-trucks are passenger-vehicle occupants. On average, more than 5,000 people killed in accidents involving commercial vehicles each year.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death lawsuit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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