A 29-year old man died early Thursday morning after his car crashed into a dump truck that made an illegal turn on the Stevenson Expy. According to Illinois State Police, the truck was traveling southbound on the expressway when it used the poice and fire turnaround lane to enter northbound traffic. The 29-year-old driver of the car that struck the dump truck was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn where he died the same day.
Perhaps the greatest tragedy of this accident is that it could have been prevented. Truck drivers share highways and roads with passenger vehicles, and they have a duty to follow traffic law. This is incredibly important because a may cause death or serious bodily injury to other travelers.
The Klest Injury Law Firm has been representing individuals and families whose loved ones have been injured or killed due to the fault of others for 30 years.
© Joseph G. Klest 2011