Another truck crash struck yesterday according to reports by the Tribune Local. The accident occurred at the intersection of Routes 41 and 21 in suburban Gurnee.
According to police reports, a 19-year old male driver was traveling in a Cadillac as he came upon the intersection. For reasons yet unknown, the driver failed to stop at the red light in front of him. As a result his car barreled dangerously through the intersection, hitting a large semi-tractor trailer that was traveling through it.
The Cadillac became wedged into the semi. It took rescue crews almost a half an hour to extricate the injured car driver from his vehicle. The man suffered a broken leg, but is fortunate not to have any life-threatening injuries. The Chicago truck driver was not injured in the accident.
The semi involved in this Illinois truck crash was carrying lithium at the time of the incident. In another stroke of luck, the hazardous material was not exposed in any way that posed a risk of contamination.
Our Chicago truck crash attorneys know that all those involved in this crash are lucky to be alive. No matter what the circumstances, when control is lost of these large machines the damage is usually catastrophic. That is why it is imperative that drivers of both semi-trucks and cars traveling near them take all possible care and caution. 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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