Chicago, IL (October 12, 2020) – Local authorities in Chicago responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision involving two commercial trucks on Saturday, October 10.
The collision occurred on the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 94) near 75th Street, according to local sources. Four vehicles were reportedly involved in the accident. Local authorities revealed that one commercial truck collided with the rear of another commercial vehicle at around 2:40 a.m.
The first semi-truck then struck another passenger car, which caught fire. The second truck lost control due to the accident and hit the concrete median on the highway before being hit by a fourth vehicle. Three people involved in the crash were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
No further information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in Chicago
Truck drivers are often pressured to meet tight deadlines, causing them to make disastrous mistakes while behind the wheel of a massive big rig. An estimated 5,000 people are killed in collisions involving commercial trucks each year, and the majority of trucking fatalities involve occupants of passenger cars. In 2018, a total of 2,075 people were injured in Illinois semi-truck accidents.
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 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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