A 65-year old bicyclist was killed last week after a run-in with a large tanker. According to the Chicago Tribune, the deadly truck crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in the eastbound lane of the 300 block of west Pershing Road-near the Wentworth Gardens neighbors.
Police arrived at the scene to find the victim on the side of the road-his demolished bicycle was nearby. Apparently the victim was hit by a truck that drove away following the impact. A semi-trailer was spotted speeding in the area right before the impact by witness. The truck involved in the crash reportedly had a red extended cab. Investigators are still looking for the driver of the trailer to learn more about the deadly truck crash.
These sorts of accidents are often caused by the carelessness of drivers. When a truck driver gets the impression that he is on an empty, open stretch of road he may have the tendency to take less care to avoid entering the road’s shoulder. Of course, that negligent attitude need only take hold for a brief second before a fatal accident occurs-like the one here.
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys send sincere condolences to the family of this truck crash victim. We will continue to work every day to ensure that the companies and individuals that allow these trucks crashes to occur are held responsible for their conduct. Please contact proper legal experts to assist if you are someone you know has suffered in one of these accidents.
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