Jefferson Co, IL (July 24, 2020) – There were injuries reported following a multi-vehicle collision in Jefferson County. Initial reports revealed that the accident took place in Interstate 57 (Interstate 64) near mile post 88. All lanes on the interstate were closed due to the accident.
Authorities at the scene the multiple vehicles were involved in the crash and at least one person was injured. Reports from the site of the accident revealed that there were three semi-trucks and a passenger vehicle involved in the accident. At this time, the cause of the accident has not been reported. The severity of the resulting injuries has not been disclosed by local authorities.
Emergency responders and law enforcement officials responded to the scene to assist with the crash. The injured parties were evaluated by responding paramedics and rendered aid. At this time, no hospitalizations have been confirmed.
No further information on the crash has been released. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois 18-Wheeler Accidents
There are over 500,000 semi-trucks involved in collisions across the country each year. These massive vehicles can be catastrophic in the event of a crash, and those traveling in passenger vehicles are at most at risk of suffering injuries. These large vehicles require much more time to come to a complete stop, and when traveling at highways speeds, they can result in fatal injuries.
A total of 311,679 vehicle collisions were reported across Illinois in 2017. That year, tractor-trailers were involved in 3.5% of reported car accidents in the state. That year, semi-trucks were involved in 9.6% of deadly crashes and 2.7% of injury collisions statewide.
Large semi-trucks can cause catastrophic injuries in the event of a collision with a passenger vehicle. 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, and this negligence contributes to serious crashes involving 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles. 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 by pursuing a personal injury claim.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has over a century of combined experience helping Illinois residents recover after being injured in an Illinois 18-wheeler accident, and we are dedicated to making sure all of our clients receive top-quality legal representation. We have helped our clients recover over $150 million dollars to date, and our years of experience can be put to work on your case. Contact our offices at 312-386-7683 to discuss your claim for compensation with an experienced semi-truck crash attorney in Illinois.
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