Braceville, IL (July 7, 2020) – A five-vehicle collision on Monday morning, July 5, in Braceville left two people injured. Authorities reported that both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-55 were closed between Reed and Gardner roads. Local reports revealed that the crash occurred at around 8:30 a.m., involving four vehicles and a truck tractor semi-trailer combination.
According to local sources, the semi-truck was unable to stop and rear-ended another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction accident. The impact caused multiple vehicles to be rear-ended. Two involved parties were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
There are more than 500,000 crashes involving semi-trucks reported each year. These crashes result in 5,000 deaths annually. Around 96% of semi-truck fatalities involve those inside passenger vehicles.
Large semi-trucks can cause catastrophic injuries in the event of a crash. Truck-driver inexperience is a leading cause of deadly Illinois commercial vehicle accidents as companies are trying to fill positions due to a shortage of drivers. When the negligence of another driver results in a crash, injured victims should consult with an Illinois trucking injury lawyer in order to recover lost compensation.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has over a century of combined experience helping residents recover after being injured in an Illinois 18-wheeler accident. We have helped our clients recover over $150 million dollars to date. Contact our offices at 312-386-7683 to discuss your claim for compensation.
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