Emden, IL (October 21, 2020) – On Monday, October 19, a Green Valley man was killed after being involved in a crash with a flatbed truck near Emden.
According to local authorities, the accident occurred in Logan County on the eastbound lanes of US-136 west of Interstate 155. Local reports revealed that a 46-year-old man traveling east on the highway in a 2013 gray Volkswagen Jetta. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with a flatbed trailer being towed by a 1992 Mack truck.
The truck was reportedly stopped in a construction zone. The driver of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
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.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Illinois
Large trucks are capable of inflicting catastrophic injuries in the event of a collision. More than 5,000 people are injured annually in trucking accidents nationwide, and the majority of semi-truck fatalities involve occupants of passenger cars. In 2014, there were 11,000 trucking accidents reported across Illinois. That year, 95 people were killed in Illinois trucking accidents, and another 1,902 people were injured.
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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Chicago car accident.
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