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Chicago-Area Death After Truck Runs Red Light

Our Chicago truck accident lawyers at Levin & Perconti have decades of experience representing victims of loss following deadly trucking accidents. Our attorneys are well aware of the cost of crashes involving the largest vehicles on the road. Most community members are aware of the risks of accidents involving trucks, because common sense dictates that high speeds and tons of machinery combine to create packages of destruction.

The fact that this truth is so well-known should make it obvious that all trucking companies and truck drivers take every possible precaution at all times to avoid deadly truck crashes. There is simply no excuse for violating basic traffic laws or exhibited other careless behavior when behind the wheel of a sixteen wheeler.

However, deadly truck accidents continue to strike our roadways day after day.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported on yet another one two days ago. Early in the morning, a woman was driving in suburban Crete, eastbound on Steger Road. The vehicle was attempting to make a right turn onto southbound Route 394. At the same time a semi was traveling south on 394.

There is a light at the intersection, and the woman had a green light while attempting to turn right. However, the truck driver completely blew the red light in his direction and barreled directly into the turning car. The unsuspecting female driver suffered the brunt of the force as the semi hit her vehicle near the driver’s side door. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Please contact a truck accident attorney at time that you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with one of these vehicles.