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Driver Killed in Southern Illinois Truck Crash

A Chicago truck crash lawyer knows that road accidents involving larger vehicles typically are particularly destructive. Deaths are unfortunately common when control is lost of these big machines. Things are often worse when more than one large truck is involved. One of those particularly rough truck accidents struck this week in southern Illinois.

WFIE News reported on an early morning accident involved three coal trucks. Around 3 a.m. on Monday morning a dump truck filled with coal was traveling south on Route 34 in Saline County. As the driver of the truck was rounding a curve, he lost control of the filled transportation truck. The dump truck overturned and fell immobile on the opposite side of the roadway.

Unfortunately just as the truck lay stuck on the road, a second dump truck was approaching heading north. That second truck smashed into the overturned vehicle. The second truck was sent careening off the road by the impact and itself overturned. Shorty after, before any recovery could arrive for those victims, a third truck approached and hit the original overturned vehicle again.

By the time emergency crews had arrived the driver of the first vehicle was already dead. The other two drivers were brought to local hospitals where they are expected to survive.

Our Chicago truck crash lawyers send condolences to the victim and his family. Fatal truck accidents often bring sudden and immense hardship to so many connected to the accidents. For that reason, it is vital that all communities work to eliminate these occurrences. Most of these accidents involve negligent diving of one kind or another. What that means is that these crashes can be lessened so long as all drivers take basic steps to ensure their driving is safe and secure.

If you fall victim to a driver who has not operated their vehicle with basic standards of safety, be sure to contact an Illinois injury lawyer.

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