According to reports issued by the state police department, a box-truck was driving behind a school bus on the Kennedy Expressway near the Jackson Boulevard exit. Shortly before 1 p.m. that truck slammed into the back of the school bus.
It is unclear how many children were aboard the bus or where exactly the bus was headed on a Saturday afternoon. One young child was injured in the collision and was rushed to Rush University Medical Center. Fortunately, the victim was said to be in fair condition and is expected to recover from the accident.
Both large vehicles were eventually moved to the side of the road to avoid major traffic problems. As blog readers are well aware, many deadly accidents are actually secondary, caused by slow zones created by a primary accident.
All school bus accidents are heart-wrenching experiences for those involved. Besides risking the lives of our young children, bus accidents are also potentially deadly for other drivers. This latest accident is a vivid demonstration of that potential.
The nuances of the possible legal matters involved require a trained lawyer to explain how your case fits into the legal framework. Many different possible areas of law may be involved following these accidents: personal injury, product defects, the legal liability of an employer for the actions of his employee, among many others. Handling the aftermath of these accidents is not something that you should do alone.
Our Chicago truck accident lawyers at Levin & Perconti understand the unique emotions involved in these life-threatening situations. If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident, be sure to contact an Illinois injury attorney to protect your legal rights.
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