semi truck accident

Semi Truck Accident on Kennedy Expressway in West Town Injures Six

A semi truck accident on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood has injured six people in an incident that showcases the dangers of accidents involving semi trucks. Semi Truck Accident Leaves Driver, Five Others Injured On April 8, 2019, at approximately 5:32 p.m., a semi truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 90/94, near>> Read More

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Flying Tire Assembly from Truck Kills Woman at Rest Stop

A young woman was struck and killed at a rest stop by a flying tire assembly from a passing truck, a tragic incident that highlights the dangers posed by detached tires and other truck debris. Flying Tire Assembly Traveled 850 Feet The victim has been identified as Margaret Maurer, a 21-year-old Tulane University student. On>> Read More

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Semi Truck Accident Kills Teen in Chicago’s Gage Park Neighborhood

A teen has been struck and killed in a hit-and-run semi truck accident in the Gage Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Driver Left Scene of Semi Truck Accident The semi truck accident occurred on March 5 at around 3:48 p.m. A semi truck was traveling west on 51st Street when it made a right>> Read More

Snow Plow Accident

Snow Plow Accident Kills Man Clearing Driveway in Libertyville

A snow plow reportedly owned by the Village of Libertyville struck and killed a man clearing snow from his driveway. While the cause of the fatal snow plow accident remains uncertain, the tragic incident highlights the challenges of pursuing a personal injury claim for injuries involving a municipal vehicle. Man Killed in Snow Plow Accident>> Read More

Semi Truck Crash

Semi Truck Crash Involving Seven Vehicles on Eisenhower Leaves One Dead

A semi truck crash involving seven total vehicles on the Eisenhower Expressway has left at least one person dead, according to authorities. “Completely Burnt Up” On March 2, 2018, at approximately 2 p.m., a multi-vehicle crash involving four passenger vehicles and three large semi trucks took place on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway at St. Charles>> Read More

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Jackknifed Semi-Trailer Crashes Into Police Car and IDOT Truck

A jackknifed semi-trailer caused a crash with a police car and an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) truck on the Northwest Side. An Early Morning Crash On October 11, 2017, at approximately 5:10 a.m., a semi-trailer was traveling in the outbound lanes on the Kennedy Expressway near Addison, according to the Illinois State Police. The>> Read More

Falling Truck Debris

Crash Highlights Danger of Falling Truck Debris

A recent motor vehicle crash caused by a loose coil that had fallen onto Interstate 94 highlights one of the most significant, yet seldom discussed, dangers on the road today: falling truck debris. A Loose Payload of Coils On September 12, 2017, an unidentified driver was heading westbound on I-94 in a sedan, approximately half a>> Read More

Propane Truck Coll

Two Injured, Highway Shut Down Following Propane Truck Collision

Two drivers were injured and a state highway was shut down following a recent propane truck collision in unincorporated Porter County in Northwest Indiana. On May 4, 2017, at approximately 4:51 p.m., Robert Garrett, 30, was driving his 2003 Toyota Corolla southbound on State Road 2 from Westville when he crossed the center line and>> Read More

Semi Truck Crash

Two Injured in Woodstock Crash Between Semi-Trailer and Minivan

Two people were injured in a recent crash between a minivan and a semi-trailer in far northwest Woodstock, IL. On March 28, 2017, at approximately 3:25 a.m., a 67-year-old Richmond woman was driving her 2005 Dodge Caravan on Hughes Road, approaching U.S.-14, when she disregarded a stop sign, proceeded into the intersection, and was struck>> Read More

Crash Involving Semi-Truck

Barrington Crash Involving Semi-Truck Causes Chemical Spill, Fire

A recent crash involving a semi-truck resulted in a chemical spill and a fire in northwest suburban Barrington. On March 7, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a pickup collided with a semi-truck at Route 14 and Hart Road. The semi burst into flames, and it took emergency responder over 30 minutes to extinguish the fire. The semi’s>> Read More

One Killed in Fiery Crash that Shut Down I-55

One person was killed in a fiery multi-vehicle collision on Monday July 25 on I-55, according to Illinois law enforcement. The crash occurred just before 11 a.m. when a tractor trailer transporting 40,000 pounds of frozen meat rear ended a stopped pickup truck. The force of the collision sent the pickup into a minivan, propelling>> Read More

Driverless Crash Trucks Used to Keep Road Crews Safe

Royal Truck and Equipment, a specialty vehicle manufacturer based in Pennsylvania, has designed self-driving road maintenance trucks that will be used on Florida roads later this year. These trucks will be equipped with crash bars and strobe lights, and are designed to serve as a barrier between highway construction workers and traffic. The crash trucks>> Read More