Olney, IL (June 24, 2020) – A 27-year-old Robinson man was injured in a crash involving a semi-truck near Olney on Tuesday, June 23rd. The collision occurred on US-50 near County Road 1500 East. Tyler Tennyson was reportedly driving a Toyota Prius when he collided with a tractor-trailer.
Tennyson reportedly collides with the rear of the commercial vehicle when it was slowing down to make a turn at the intersection. He was then airflighted to a regional hospital for treatment. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Tony Biagi, 63, of Centralia, Illinois, was uninjured.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with Tyler Tennyson and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Each year, nearly 5,000 occupants of passenger vehicles are killed in crashes involving semi-trucks each year. There are more than 18-wheeler 500,000 accidents reportedly annually. Truck drivers are often required to work long hours on the road, making them fatigued more likely to make crucial mistakes while driving.
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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