Sterling, IL (October 28, 2020) – One person was killed and another injured following a two-vehicle collision in Sterling on Monday, October 26.
The site of the crash was reportedly located near the intersection of IL-40 and Science Ridge Road. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials were called to the scene at around 3:19 p.m. that afternoon. According to local reports, a passenger car collided with a semi-truck at the intersection.
For unknown reasons, a Chevrolet traveling eastbound on W. Science Ridge Road disobeyed a stop sign near IL-40. The vehicle was struck in the passenger side by a northbound semi-trailer. The passenger in the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Chevy was hospitalized and cited for failure to obey a stop sign. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Large semi-trucks are responsible for thousands of death across the country. The majority of trucking fatalities involve the occupants of passenger vehicles. There were 12,267 trucking accidents reported in Illinois in 2018, making up nearly 3.8% of reported crashes that year. That year, there were 106 fatal trucking accidents in Illinois, and 2,075 trucking collisions in the state 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 /, 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 Illinois trucking accident.
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