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Illinois Truck Driver Dies in Fatal Accident

A southern Illinois semi-rig driver was killed on Monday when he lost control of his truck on Interstate 64/Highway 40, near the Taylor Avenue bridge. As explained in Fox 2 Now, the truck accident closed traffic for four hours and forced engineering crews to investigate the structural stability of an overpass bridge.

The driver, Thomas Joseph Niemeyer, was traveling along the highway when his truck suddenly swerved left, hitting the nearby Taylor Avenue bridge overpass. Authorities are still investigating and do not know what caused the vehicle to swerve dramatically left leading to the deadly truck accident.

As a result of the collision, Mr. Niemeyer was thrown from the semitrailer. He was too badly injured by the time medical crews arrived, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Our Chicago truck accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti understand that the causes of many deadly accidents are difficult to determine. This is especially true with single vehicle accidents. The list of possible causes are many, from the driver suffering medical problems while behind the wheel to improper manufacturing in components of the vehicle. These accidents occur with too much frequency to avoid looking into their causes. In that way, victims can be properly compensated and other motorists may be saved from injury if the reason for the truck crash is understood and prevented in the future.

For those reasons it especially important to look into all of your legal options if someone you know has been hurt in a single vehicle truck accident. Our expert accident attorneys will help investigate the possible causes of the crash to determine if your loved one’s crash should have been prevented.