Washburn, IL (September 30, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision involving a semi-truck in Woodford County left one dead on Tuesday, September 29.
According to a statement from the Woodford County Coroner’s Office, the collision occurred that afternoon on IL-89. For unknown reasons, the 18-year-old driver of a passenger vehicle traveled through an intersection and struck a semi-trailer hauling grain. The teenage driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the commercial truck was transported by Life Flight to a nearby medical facility. Both drivers involved in the accident are reportedly from the central Illinois region. The identities of the involved parties have not been reported at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Semi-Truck Crashes in Illinois
Semi-truck accidents are fairly rare, only accounting for a small percentage of reported car accidents each year. However, these accidents make up their infrequency with severity. In Illinois, there were 12,267 semi-truck collisions reported across the state in 2018, only accounting for 3.8% of crashes that year. These collisions contributed to 106 reported fatalities and 2,075 injuries.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Illinois, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois trucking accident.
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