Dolton, IL (September 23, 2020) – There were injuries reported following a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck in the Dolton area on Monday, September 21.
The accident occurred on the Bishop Ford Freeway (Interstate 94) near Sibley Boulevard according to reports from the Illinois State Police. According to local sources, a semi-truck hauling 48,000 pounds of sheet metal overturned while traveling southbound on the highway. All lanes on I-94 SB were blocked while emergency responders were present.
The crash occurred for unknown reasons at around 2:30 a.m. At least one person at the scene of the crash reportedly sustained injuries. No further updates on the accident are available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash 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.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Chicago
When traveling at high-speeds with a full cargo, large commercial trucks can inflict life-changing injuries. There are thousands killed in semi-truck accidents across the country each year, and the majority of fatalities involve occupants of passenger vehicles. There were 56 fatal semi-truck accidents reported in Illinois as of August 3, 2020. In 2018, there were 12,267 semi-truck accidents reported statewide, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation, contributing to 106 fatalities and 2,075 injuries.
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 a Chicago trucking injury lawyer in order to recover lost compensation by pursuing a personal injury claim.
Kmlltdlaw has over a century of combined experience helping Illinois residents recover after being injured in a Chicago 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 Chicago.
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