St Charles, IL (June 3, 2020) – One person was killed and three others injured following a crash involving a semi-truck in St. Charles on Tuesday, June 2nd. The crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of Kirk Road and Ohio Avenue at around 8 a.m. Two vehicles and a commercial truck were reportedly involved in the accident.
The cause of the crash isn’t known at this time. It was reported that one person at the scene sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. Another three parties involved were injured.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Fatal 18-Wheeler Crashes
There are more than 500,000 crashes involving 18-wheelers each year. These accidents result in nearly 5,000 deaths of those traveling in passenger vehicles. Around 98% of those killed in semi-truck accidents involve those outside the truck.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate – usually a close family member – seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, a wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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