Peoria, IL (June 17, 2020) – Four people were reportedly injured following a crash involving a semi-truck in Peoria on Tuesday morning, June 16th. The collision occurred on I-474 at around 7:59 a.m. that morning. An 18-wheeler reportedly struck another car while changing lanes on the highway.
The semi caused the other vehicle to enter oncoming traffic and collide with another vehicle. One of the vehicles contained three occupants and the other contained only one. All four victims were taken to nearby hospitals for the treatment of sustained injuries.
Local officials are currently investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
18-Wheeler Accidents in Illinois
In Illinois, there were over 11,000 trucking accidents reported in 2014. That year, these collisions accounted for 10% of deadly car accidents. There were 95 people killed in semi-truck collisions that year.
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 to 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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