New Lenox, IL (July 31, 2020) – A New York truck driver was killed following a collision in suburban New Lenox. Local sources revealed that four others were also injured in the multi-vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday afternoon, July 29. Reports from authorities revealed that the accident occurred on Interstate 80 WB, east of Interstate 355.
The deceased victim was identified as 28-year-old Sukhwinder Singh of Bellerose, New York. At around 4:24 p.m., Singh was reportedly driving a semi-truck in the center lane of I-80 WB when he failed to stop for traffic ahead. He rear-ended another semi-truck, causing both commercial vehicles to veer left and strike another semi-truck.
Local reports revealed that Singh’s semi-truck caught fire, and the second overturned. The third commercial vehicle struck another vehicle, which in turn hit another vehicle. Singh was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to his injuries. The other four drivers were also injured in the accident. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress. No further details are available at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sukhwinder Singh at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Will County
Semi-trucks can be very severe, with many resulting in catastrophic injuries and traffic fatalities. Millions of trucks travel on roadways across the country each year, and Chicago is a major transportation hub destination. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were nearly 11,000 semi-truck accidents reported in the state in 2014. A reported 95 people were killed in these accidents, and another 1,902 were injured.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois 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 after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois truck accident.
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