An Illinois man is in critical condition following a tragic accident in Southern Illinois. The Evansville Courier Press reported on the truck accident yesterday morning.
Dennis Smith was on his motorcycle westbound on the two lane highway, Route 13. At some point during his ride, Mr. Smith crossed out of his lane and entered the eastbound side of the highway. It was then that the motorcycle crashed into the front of a tanker headed in the opposite direction being pulled by a semi-truck.
This type of crash is one of the most devastating on our roads: a head on collision between a tanker truck and a motorcycle. However, our highways constantly present risks and driving hazards that make these types of accidents all too common.
Most of us have driven on old two lane roadways that do not provide much extra security room to avoid traffic going in the opposite direction. On these roads even the smallest swerve from one side of the lane to the other can have consequences like the one here. It is therefore imperative that all drivers maintain constant focus on the roadway during their travels. That challenge is made even more important if weather conditions or other factors complicate the driving effort.
Trucking accidents are some of the most devastating crashes on roadways today. Our truck accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti understand the harm caused by these wrecks. We represent all those affected by them, seeking to ensure that the rights of those involved are protected. Please contact our office if you would like to learn more about your rights following a similar accident.