Atwood, IL (June 9, 2020) – On Monday morning, June 8th, a woman was killed following a head-on collision with a semi-truck in Atwood. Officials from the Illinois State Police reported that the accident occurred in Douglass County near the intersection of US-36 and County Road 300 East. The woman was reportedly traveling in a car on the highway when, for unknown reasons, her car drifted in to oncoming traffic.
A head-on collision occurred with a semi-truck. She was later pronounced dead by responding paramedics at around 10:47 a.m. At this time, the victim’s name is being withheld.
Local officials are currently investigating the incident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Each year, an estimated 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants are killed in semi-truck crashes in the United States. There are more than 500,000 accidents involving 18-wheelers reported annually. Of these accidents, around 98% of fatalities involve the driver or passenger of another vehicle.
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 the 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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