Bellwood, IL (November 5, 2020) – One person was reportedly killed following a two-vehicle collision involving a semi-truck in the Bellwood area on Wednesday morning, November 3.
The crash reportedly occurred on Eisenhower Expressway near 25th Avenue. According to local reports, a semi-trailer was stopped on the highway at the time of the deadly accident. For unknown reasons, the driver of another vehicle crashed into the back of the truck, causing the vehicle to be trapped underneath the trailer.
One person at the scene reportedly sustained fatal injuries in the accident. No further injuries have been reported at this time. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed by local authorities.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash 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
Trucking accidents are over-represented in national roadway fatalities each year. More than 5,000 passenger-vehicle occupants are killed in semi-truck collisions each year. These massive commercial trucks are capable of inflicting life-changing injuries in the event of a crash. There were 12,267 trucking collisions reported across Illinois in 2018. That year, a total of 106 trucking accidents resulted in fatal injuries statewide.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois trucking injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kmlltdlaw, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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