Buffalo Grove, IL (July 3, 2020) – A man was killed following a crash involving a semi-truck in Buffalo Grove on Monday, June 29. The accident reportedly occurred at the intersection of Lake Cook Road and Raupp Boulevard. At around 2:30 p.m., a 2015 Subaru Legacy veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a 1995 Peterbilt dump truck.
The man driving the Subaru was killed in the collision. He was later identified as John Rodgers, 49, of Buffalo Grove. The truck-operator was not injured in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of John Rodgers at this time.
Illinois Deadly Trucking Accidents
On average, 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants are killed in semi-truck crashes in the United States. In fact, 67% of semi-truck fatalities are those traveling outside the rig. Large commercial vehicles are 20 to 30 times larger than passenger cars and require 20 to 40% further distance to come to a stop.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another. It’s natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly semi-truck accident.
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