Colchester, IL (July 1, 2020) – One person was hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash in Colchester on Tuesday, June 30. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the crash occurred early that morning at around 11 a.m. The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of IL-336.
A 70-year-old Colchester man was driving a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck when the driver changed lanes and struck a semi-truck. The 33-year-old man driving the commercial vehicle crossed the median and came to a stop on the eastbound lane. No further updates are known at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois 18-Wheeler Collisions
A reported 1,818 people were injured in trucking accidents across Illinois in 2017. That year, a total of 11,000 18-wheeler collisions were reported. Nationwide, nearly 5,000 people are killed in these accidents each year.
These large vehicles can cause devastating injuries in the event of a semi-truck crash in Illinois. Driver inexperience is a leading cause of a lot of deadly Illinois semi-truck crashes as companies are trying to fill positions with a shortage of drivers. When the 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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