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Negligent Trucker Causes Deadly Illinois Truck Crash

An Illinois woman was killed last week after a tragic truck accident involving a semi and an SUV.

The Daily Republican Register reported on the Illinois truck crash last Tuesday. The 69-year old victim was driving on Illinois Route 161 Extension about 1 mile west of Illinois Route 130. While the victim was driving, she came upon a semi-trailer that was attempting to back into a private driveway. The semi was blocking both lanes of traffic as it attempted the maneuver.

The female driver did not realize the truck was taking up both lanes of traffic. As a result, she drove the SUV into the side of the semi’s trailer. The impact caused intense damage. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver who blocked both lanes of traffic was cited for Improper Backing. The trucker’s maneuvering was both illegal and fatal. As occurred in this case, failure of truckers to abide by common sense traffic laws often have deadly consequences for the innocent victims .

Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti send sincere condolences to all those affected by this tragedy. These accidents occur with too much frequency and have a variety of causes. In some cases the causes of these semi crashes are obvious. But, in many cases it is imperative that an investigation be conducted so that all involved can understand specifically what happened, and, if necessary, can discover steps that can be taken to prevent future accidents. If you or someone you know has been caught in a similar situation, please contact our truck crash lawyers to seek advice and counsel.

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