Wauconda, IL (September 22, 2020) – One person was killed after an accident involving a box truck and a passenger vehicle near Wauconda on Friday, September 18.
The fatal accident occurred on US-12 just south of IL-176 at around 3 a.m. that morning, according to a statement from the Wauconda Fire District. A box truck collided with a passenger car for unknown reasons on the highway. The driver of the passenger vehicle was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics.
The truck driver was treated for injuries at the scene of the crash. The identity of the deceased victim is currently pending notification from family members. No further updates on the accident have been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by the Wauconda Police Department.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Trucking Accidents in Illinois
When traveling at highway speeds, a fully loaded commercial truck can cause a devastating collision. More than 5,000 people are killed annually in crashes involving large semi-trucks, with the majority of fatalities involving occupants of passenger vehicles. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 12,267 trucking accidents reported across the state in 2018, accounting for nearly 3.4% of reported accidents. That year, 106 trucking collisions in Illinois resulted in fatal 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 an Illinois trucking injury lawyer in order to recover lost compensation by pursuing a personal injury claim.
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