Gladstone, IL (July 4, 2020) – Two people were injured in a crash involving a Mack truck on Thursday afternoon, July 2. The crash occurred in Gladstone Township at the intersection of US-34 (Walter Payton Memorial Highway) and Carman Street (State Route 522). According to local sources, a 2006 Dodge Ram was traveling east on US-34 as a 2007 Mack truck tractor was traveling behind it.
The Dodge reportedly made a turn in front of the truck, which crashed into the rear of the Dodge. The driver of the Dodge was later identified as Charles Gartin, 75, of Russell, Iowa. Both the driver and passenger, Charlene Gartin, 73, were hospitalized for treatment after the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Charles and Charlene Gartin and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Semi-Truck Accidents
A total of 11,000 semi-truck collisions were reported across Illinois in 2017. These accounted for 3.5% of reported collisions that year. A reported 96 trucking accidents resulted in fatal injuries.
Large semi-trucks can cause catastrophic injuries in the event of a crash. Truck-driver inexperience is a leading cause of deadly 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 Illinois residents recover after being injured in an 18-wheeler accident. We have helped our clients recover over $150 million dollars to date. Contact our offices at 877-930-2551 to discuss your claim for compensation.
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