An Illinois trucking accident occurred on May 3rd when a semi-truck crashed on the highway. The trucking accident occurred on I-55 near Springfield, Illinois and the Illinois State Police were required to close down all but one southbound lanes while the truck’s load was cleaned up from the road. Luckily, the truck was not carrying hazardous materials so the accident spill was not as dangerous as it could have be been. According to The Pantagraph, the accident did not leave anyone with any serious personal injuries and no one had to be taken to the hospital following the Springfield area trucking accident.
Trucking accidents are often more disruptive that other types of car accidents because of the load that the truck is carrying. When trucking are carrying hazardous materials and get into a trucking accident it can be extremely dangerous if those materials spill. In situations where hazardous or other dangerous materials are spilled, the hazardous materials (Haz-Mat) team will be called in to clean up the spill immediately because of the danger that is created when hazardous materials are unintentionally released. Even when dangerous materials are not spilled in a trucking accident any spill can hold up the traffic. In this accident the spill has of aluminum coils, and while these were not dangerous they blocked the highway and required the highway to be almost entirely closed while the spill was cleaned up. To read more about this Illinois trucking accident and the road closure caused by this accident, please click on this hyperlink.