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A Chicago area truck accident sent six people to area hospitals around 6:30 p.m. on Monday night in Plainfield, IL. According to published reports, a Romeoville, IL, man was operating a large construction truck in the eastbound lane of Route 20 near Heggs Rd. when he crossed the center line striking two vehicles head-on before colliding with a semi-truck. The victims of the Chicago area truck accident include a 21 year old resident of Montgomery, IL, a 24 year old resident of Aurora, IL, and a 43 year old resident of Evansville according to Illinois State Police.

The victims of the car accident were taken to Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL, with non life threatening injuries. Police have indicated no drugs or alcohol were detected in the truck driver’s system immediately following the truck crash. The at-fault truck driver now faces a misdemeanor traffic charge for improper lane usage carrying a penalty of up to a year in jail and fines. He was not arrested following the multi-vehicle truck accident. Route 30 was shut down for about ten hours following the vehicle crash.

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A fatal multi vehicle accident on I-57 left one man dead early last Saturday morning. The four vehicle crash occurred in Coles County, IL, near Mattoon, IL. According to reports, a southbound motorist on the expressway swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway. She then lost control of her vehicle, a Chevrolet Aveo, and crossed into the northbound lanes striking a northbound vehicle. That northbound vehicle, a Chevy Lumina Sedan, was then struck from the rear by a northbound semitractor ejecting the driver. The ejected driver was then struck by a second northbound truck. The first semi truck finally came to rest in the median.

The passengers in the Lumina included the victim’s wife and his 1 year old child. Neither of the wife or the young child was seriously hurt in the expressway truck accident. The driver of the Aveo was issued a traffic citation for improper lane usage. The Coles County coroner has scheduled an autopsy on the decedent. The accident remains under investigation by local authorities and the Illinois State Police.

Expressway truck accidents tend to be very serious due to the weight and size of the vehicles involved and the speed of the collisions. If you have been involved in an expressway truck accident, you should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your options.

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A Chicago truck driver reportedly failed to appear at a court date yesterday in conjunction with a truck accident that killed four people and left six other injured near the Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 40. The fatal Illinois vehicle accident occurred on January 7, 2010, when a tanker truck collided with a shuttle bus. According to reports, the truck was travelling westbound on Interstate 70 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and careened into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane. The truck hit the shuttle bus head on. Weather conditions were icy at the time of the fatal accident.

The tragic Illinois truck crash claimed the lives of three residents of a Springfield, IL, vocational training center and the bus driver responsible for their transportation. The driver of the truck was charged with four counts of vehicular manslaughter, failure to control and speeding in connection with the crash. Reports indicate that the Defendant missed his court due to a language barrier. He is Russian and speaks English only as a second language. Several other individuals involved in the accident suffered personal injuries as a result of the occurrence.

Illinois truck accidents often involve very serious injuries. If you or someone you know has been involved in an Illinois truck accident an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney can make all the difference.

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An Aurora, IL, man was seriously injured last week when an accumulation of snow and ice slid off a tractor trailer and smashed through his windshield at an overpass on Butterfield Rd. The victim, Peter Morano, now faces the prospect of losing sight in one of his eyes. According to reports, the Chicago truck accident happened while Morano was on his way to work in Warenville, IL. He was passing a large truck eastbound on Butterfield Rd. when the top of the truck went under an overpass causing a large piece of snow/ice to slide off the truck and come through his windshield. As a result of the accident, Morano has suffered a broken nose, broken bones in his face and a serious injury to his eyes. Doctors will not know whether or not Morano will have vision in the affected eye for about six months.

Subsequent reports have revealed that what was initially thought of as a freak accident has actually occurred several times. Nine years ago Tim Giometti was at the same stretch of road when an ice/snow accumulation on top of a truck hit the overpass and smashed through his windshield. Luckily neither he nor his infant son was seriously injured. Another motorist reported falling concrete and debris falling onto her vehicle from a truck that scraped the overpass.

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An Illinois interstate semi-truck accident caused major delays Tuesday morning on the Tri-State Tollway. The Chicago area truck accident occurred on the Chicago expressway at mile marker 62 near Libertyville, IL. According to reports, the accident occurred when the truck driver, 36 year old Michael Barak, fell asleep and veered off the toll way. The semi truck was heading northbound when it rolled off the roadway and plowed into concrete beams that were part of a bridge expansion. Large chunks of the beams fell onto Metra tracks servicing the Milwaukee District North Line causing substantial delays for Chicago commuters. According to Illinois State Police Sgt. Carlita Joe, the truck driver was taken to Lake Forest Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

The truck came to a stop in an embankment on the side of the Tri-State. The impact of the collision damaged at least four of the sixty foot concrete beams installed as part of the Chicago Tollway widening project. Barak will receive a traffic ticket for the offense however the charges against him have not yet been detailed. Illinois State Police will continue to investigate the accident as the wreckage is cleared and the reconstruction project resumed.

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A south suburban man was fatally injured when he was pinned between a car and a truck last Saturday around 12:00 a.m. John Lockhart, 48, of 9602 S. Hoxie Ave. in Dolton, IL, was crushed to death while attempting to start his vehicle at the corner of West 195th St. and Dixie Highway in South Suburban Markham, IL. According to reports, Lockhart was under the hood of his vehicle when the car started. The vehicle rolled forward pinning Lockhart against a truck. Police have determined that the incident was an accident.

Lockhart was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 12:18 p.m. according to the Cook County Medical Examiner. An autopsy shows that Lockhart died from multiple injuries as a result of the Illinois truck accident.

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A collision between a chartered bus full of Peoria area high school students and a tractor-trailer sent at least 36 people to local hospitals late last Wednesday night. The truck accident occurred on Interstate 39 in North Central Illinois about 40 miles north of Bloomington near the town of Losant. The school bus, which was carrying fifty-six students from Dunlap High School, was on its way back from an annual trip to Chicago when the accident occurred. According to reports, the bus was southbound on Interstate 39 when a semi truck jack-knifed in front of the bus. Icy road conditions were prevalent however Illinois State Police spokeswoman Paris Ervin refused to speculate on a cause.

According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office ten ambulances responded to the accident transporting victims to three area hospitals. Thirteen victims were taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, IL, while another twenty-three were treated by llinois Valley Hospital in Peru, IL. An undisclosed number of injured were also taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator, IL. Hospital personnel have not reported any serious injuries as a result of the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.