Passenger Vehicle Occupants Most Often Injured in Truck Accidents

Large semi-trucks travel along almost all major highways across the country, and they are undoubtedly the largest vehicles on the road. Trucks are 20-30 times larger than most passenger cars and are much taller with a greater ground clearance. This fact leaves no surprise that most deaths in truck accidents are occupants in passenger vehicles.>> Read More

The Leading Cause of Big Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents have devastating consequences for everyone involved. The sheer size of these vehicles means that thousands of Americans are injured each year in big truck accidents and hundreds are killed. According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, the primary reason that big truck accidents occur is driver fatigue. The study, commissioned by>> Read More

Exhausted Truck Driver Hits & Kills Tollway Operator

Semi trucks: big, bold, intimidating, always in the way and dangerous. For some drivers, these might be some of the words they associate with such vehicles. The size might seem like a threat, but what some might not realize is that it isn’t necessarily the vehicle itself that may dangerous, but rather the person driving>> Read More

McLean County Firefighter Dies In Truck Accident

A firefighter from Hudson, Illinois, is dead after a trucker slammed into a roadside rescue operation last night. The Pantagraph Newspaper reports that the 39-year-old volunteer firefighter was responding to a multi-vehicle accident on Tuesday night when a big-rig driver lost control of his truck and slammed into the accident scene. McLean County Coroner Beth>> Read More

Fatal Joliet Truck Accident Kills 1, Injures 2

A fatal truck accident closed Interstate 80 this morning near Joliet. NBC Chicago reports that two semi-trucks collided on I-80 near Houbolt Road. One of the semi-trucks caught fire after the crash. Information on news reports is scarce, but at least two people were injured and treated at the scene. One man reportedly died in>> Read More

Megabus Double-Decker Bus Crash In Illinois Leaves One Dead, Dozens Injured

A double-decker Megabus drove into a concrete structure that was part of an I-55 overpass as the bus was en route to St. Louis, leaving one person dead and over thirty people injured. The Illinois bus accident happened in close proximity to the town of Litchfield, Il. Around 1:20 PM on Thursday afternoon. Reports have>> Read More

CTA Bus Crash Injures Five On Southwest Side

At least five people were injured after a Chicago Transit Authority bus and a car crashed in Brighton Park on Saturday. The accident happened around 10 a.m. At the intersection of 46th Street and Kedzie Avenue. A CTA spokeswoman said that the bus accident occurred when a car pulled out of a parking spot and>> Read More

Truck Driver Fatality Stems from Workplace Accident in Bensenville, Illinois

A Southwest Suburban Worth man was pronounced dead on Monday night at? Alexian Brothers Medical Center following a trucking accident in Bensenville, Illinois. According to the Chicago Tribune, the man was performing a safety check of his rig at Vitran Express (651 Thorndale in Bensenville) when he became pinned between the door of his truck>> Read More

Bus Accident At 166th St & Jean Lane Truck Crash

The most recent winter storm has resulted in a predictable increase in Chicago area car accidents. One of the most dramatic storm-related crashes happened this morning when a school bus slammed into an apartment building in Tinley Park. NBC Chicago is reporting that no children were on board during the 7 a.m. crash. It is>> Read More

16 Year Old Killed In Ashland St Truck Accident Chicago

Authorities have identified a 16-year-old boy as the sole victim of a South Side truck accident that happened earlier this week. The Chicago Tribune reports that the boy was driving a SUV shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning when he slammed into the rear of a parked semi truck on Ashland near 31st Street.>> Read More

Multiple Truck Accidents In Chicago

Truck accidents are often more severe simply because these vehicles weigh much more than cars. The Chicago metro area is especially difficult for truck drivers due to its crowded conditions and frequent construction. Chicago truck accidents that cause a victim’s permanent disability are the most likely to result in a high monetary award. Truck crash>> Read More

Georgia Truck Driver Killed In Chicago Truck Accident

The sound of screeching brakes alerted an Illinois homeowner that something was wrong on the road in front of his house. The sound of a tremendous impact followed next as he saw a large portion of his house destroyed by an out of control semi truck. The truck accident claimed the life of the truck>> Read More