Kankakee Co, IL (July 11, 2020) – Two people were injured following a collision in Kankakee County on Wednesday, July 8. The crash occurred at around 6:45 p.m. on I-57 near mile marker 318, according to reports from the Illinois State Police (ISP). Initial reports revealed that the collision involved a 2006 Jeep driven by a 36-year-old male and a 2019 Freightliner Truck Tractor-Trailer operated by a 51-year-old man.
Both the Jeep and semi-truck were traveling southbound on the highway at the time of the crash. The Jeep veered left and exited the roadway before overturning. The semi-truck was traveling behind the vehicle and veered right to avoid it. The 18-wheeler also left the roadway and overturned.
The driver of the Jeep was cited for driving too fast for roadway conditions. 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.
Rollover Crashes in Illinois
Rollover crashes can be caused by many factors, including the actions of a reckless driver and roadway conditions. Of the 9.1 million passenger-vehicle, sport-utility-vehicle, pickup, and van crashes reported in 2010, only 2.1% were rollover crashes. However, that same year, rollovers accounted for 35% of roadway fatalities. A total of 7,600 people were killed in rollover crashes that year.
If you have been injured in an Illinois car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages for the injured party. The personal injury claim is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Illinois. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in an Illinois car accident, call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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