East Hannibal, IL (October 20, 2020) – Two people suffered injuries following a collision involving an overturned semi-truck near East Hannibal on Sunday, October 18.
The crash reportedly occurred on Interstate 72 near milepost four at around 4:20 a.m. that morning. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 43-year-old Roberta V. Montenegro Perrusquia was driving a 2017 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer westbound on the highway at the time of the crash. For unknown reasons, the driver failed to negotiate a curve and over-corrected, causing the truck to overturn.
Both Perrusquia and her passenger, 49-year-old Ronald R. Whalen of Palm Bay, Florida, were injured in the crash. Both injured parties were transported to a medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the accident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Ronald R. Whalen, Roberta V. Montenegro Perrusquia, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Large semi-trucks are capable of inflicting life-changing injuries in the event of a crash. Truck drivers are often under pressure to meet tight deadlines, causing them to make critical errors while operating their massive rigs. There were 56 deadly semi-truck accidents reported in Illinois as of August 3, 2020, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
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 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) 425-0401 to discuss your claim for compensation with an experienced semi-truck crash attorney in Illinois.
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