The weather remains one of the most potent causes of truck accidents. This weekend’s strange mix of snow, rain, and freezing conditions has posed unique hazards of which all drivers should be aware. ABC Local News is already reporting on several car and truck accidents that have plagued motorists throughout the area.
Overall, the Illinois Department of Transportation sent out more than 170 salt trucks in heavily traveled areas to improve the icy road conditions. However, there is only so much that those trucks can do to improve road safety. The responsibility for safe driving while on the road remains with the men and women behind the wheels of their cars and trucks.
According to reports, several Chicago truck accidents have occurred on roadways across the region. Slick streets in Suburban Skokie have been blamed for a collision between two vehicles there. Also, three-cars collided on Lake Shore Drive due to icy patches on that highway. The Drive was shut down between Division and North Avenue for an extended period following that crash.
Reports of the dangerous weather conditions should make all drivers take caution, especially those operating large semi-trailers and trucks. Each driver has the responsibility to account for the dangerous roadways in front of them. If you or someone you know is injured in an accident caused by another driver’s failure to take safety measures in bad weather, be sure to consider if a truck accident lawsuit is an appropriate next step.
Our Chicago truck crash attorneys at Levin & Perconti send condolences to all those affected by weather related accidents. The toll that these incidents have on those involved as well as their extended network of family and friends is often incalculable. Please take all possible precautions while on the roads this season. Icy conditions are often hard to account for until it is too late. For those reasons it is always better to over-prepare while behind the wheel. If you find yourself or a loved one harmed by the negligence of another, be sure to contact a Chicago car accident lawyer to protect the rights of all involved.
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