Crystal Lake, IL (August 19, 2020) – A woman sustained serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision in the Crystal Lake area on Tuesday morning, August 18, near the intersection of Illinois Route 31 and Three Oaks Road.
Initial reports revealed that the accident occurred early that morning at around 9:39 a.m. According to the Crystal Lake Police Department, a white Isuzu box truck traveling northbound on IL-31 crashed into a Chevrolet Impala that was turning onto the roadway from Three Oaks Road. The Isuzu reportedly was on top of the vehicle following the incident.
The woman driving the Chevrolet reportedly sustained serious injuries and was taken to Condell Medical Center by helicopter. The man driving the box truck was also injured and taken by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois for treatment. The area of the crash was closed while emergency responders were present.
At this time, no further information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Box-Truck Collisions in Illinois
Trucking accidents are extremely common in Illinois. Across the country, there are more than 500,000 collisions involving trucks reported each year according to data from the United States Department of Transportation. These collisions result in more than 5,000 deaths annually. As of August 3, 2020, there were already 56 fatal trucking accidents reported statewide in Illinois. In 2014, the Illinois Department of Transportation revealed that there were nearly 11,000 semi-truck collisions reported in the state, accounting for around 10% of fatal collisions that year.
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 truck 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 trucking crash attorney in Illinois.
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