The Bloomington Pantagraph reported this week on a tragic truck accident involving a pick-up truck, semi-trailer, and school bus.
The Illinois truck crash struck on Interstate 74 on Saturday morning as the school bus was carrying the girl’s varsity basketball team to a weekend game. The pick-up truck was filled with four senior students, including the driver.
As the pick-up was headed down the interstate it drifted across the median and into oncoming traffic. It was at that point that the truck clipped a semi-trailer that was traveling on the highway. The initial impact sent the pick-up out of control, eventually slamming head-on into the school bus. The driver and one of the passengers in the back seat were killed in the collision. The other two pick-up passengers were severely injured and transported to local hospitals. Fortunately none of the students on the school bus or semi trailer were injured.
Investigations into the cause of the crash remain under investigation. However, authorities are claiming that the weather was likely involved. Several other cars experienced accidents in the area around the same time.
Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti are saddened by the loss and encourage all drivers to take extra precautions to drive carefully in the winter months. The usual methods apply: steady speeds, not driving too closely, use of safety belts, and the like. Also it is vital for drivers to ensure that their car is kept in proper working order so that the cold and extreme weather does not damage the machine and cause an accident.
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