Channahon, IL (June 19, 2020) – There were multiple injuries following a collision in Channahon on Thursday, June 18th. The accident involved four vehicles, including a tanker-truck. The crash occurred on I-55 (Historic US-66) at around 1:51 p.m. near Arsenal Road.
Three of the vehicles were stopped on the highway due to traffic. The fourth vehicle, a tanker carrying water, failed to stop and rear-ended a sport utility vehicle. This caused a chain-reaction crash, with two other vehicles being involved, including a semi-truck.
Multiple people were injured in the accident. Local officials are currently investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
18-Wheeler Crashes in Illinois
Each year, there are nearly 500,000 collisions involving 18-wheelers reported in the United States. These collisions result in nearly 5,000 deaths. Of those killed, 98% involved those inside passenger-vehicles.
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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