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Southern Illinois Accident Involves Two Semi-Trailers, Severely Injures Both Drivers

The State Journal Register reported today on news about an Illinois truck crash that struck on Monday morning on a southern Illinois highway. According to the early initial reports, this latest accident involved two tractor-trailers.

A 72-year old truck driver was traveling northbound on Illinois 111 at Gun Club Road shortly before noon on Monday a few miles north of the town of Brighton. The driver was traveling behind another semi-trailer. The leading truck was eventually forced to slow down because the vehicle in front of him was preparing to turn left onto Gun Club Road. However, the second semi was perhaps traveling too fast and too closely to be able to stop in time to account for the slowing semi-truck in front of him.

As a result, the second semi slammed into the back of the first. The impact caused extensive damage. The negligent vehicle was sent careening to the left side of the highway, ultimately tipping over onto its side.

Both truck drivers were severely injured in the accident and rushed off to local hospitals. Police officers ticketed the driver which caused the accident for his failure to properly reduce his speed to avoid the truck crash.

Our Chicago truck accident attorneys firmly believe in the right of all victims to seek recourse following these deadly accidents. Negligent driving like the one exhibited hear is capable of destroying lives. In all of these tragedies it is important that investigators consider the role that the owners of the company had in allowing the act to occur. The justice systems is specifically designed to help sort out the details of the accident to best understand the role played by each party and the changes that need to be implemented to ensure future crashes are avoided. Be sure to contact our Chicago injury attorneys to help if you find yourself in a similar situation.

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