The Chicago Sun-Times reported yesterday on a semi accident that struck early Monday morning.
Shortly before 3 a.m. a young driver in his early 20s was on the eastbound side of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). His old Buick was near Chicago Park Avenue when the man lost control of the car. A semi truck was heading in the same direction of the highway nearby. When the driver lost control the car veered into the semi and became lodged underneath it. The car was dragged more than 200 feet before it broke away from the large truck.
Emergency crews were rushed to the scene of the Chicago truck accident. The driver of the car had to be extricated from smashed vehicle. Amazingly he only suffered a few cuts and scrapes.
Following the rescue the man was found to have been intoxicated, with a blood alcohol level well over the legal limit. He was subsequently cited by the police officers for driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed.
Our Chicago truck crash attorneys know that all those involved in this crash are lucky to be alive. No matter what the circumstances, when the driver of large semi trucks lose control the damage is usually catastrophic. That is why it is imperative that the drivers who manage semis be of the utmost quality. If you or someone you know has been hurt by the poor driving of a truck driver please contact our truck accident attorneys to learn about the legal issues related to your case.
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