Elco, IL (October 22, 2020) – A Missouri man was killed after being involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer near Elco on Tuesday, October 20.
According to local sources, a 65-year-old Charleston man was traveling south on IL-127 at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, the driver crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a semi-truck. The impact occurred at around 2:39 p.m. that afternoon.
Both vehicles left the roadway and entered a nearby ditch. The driver of the passenger car, identified as James Bruenderman, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. No further injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of James Bruenderman at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Illinois
Large trucks are capable of inflicting life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. Nearly 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants are killed in commercial trucking accidents across the United States each year. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 12,267 trucking crashes reported across the state in 2018. That year, there were 106 Illinois trucking accidents resulting in fatalities, and an estimated 2,075 resulted in confirmed injuries.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois trucking accident.
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