Poplar Grove, IL (November 18, 2020) – A collision involving a passenger car and a semi-truck in Poplar Grove resulted in one death on Monday, November 16.
The site of the crash was reportedly located on IL-76 near Dawson Lake Road. Local reports revealed that the accident occurred at around 4 p.m. that afternoon. A passenger car collided with a commercial vehicle for unknown reasons at the scene.
The driver of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time. No further updates on the accident are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Illinois
Deadly crashes involving commercial vehicles are unfortunately common in Illinois. There are more than 5,000 people killed annually in semi-truck accidents nationwide. The vast majority of trucking fatalities involve the occupants of smaller passenger cars. There were 12,267 trucking crashes reported in Illinois in 2018, accounting for nearly 3.8% of collisions that year. A total of 106 Illinois trucking accidents that year resulted in fatalities.
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 Illinois trucking accident.
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