Heartland News reported on a deadly truck crash early last week that struck in southern Illinois. The accident occurred in Perry County shortly after 12:30am on Monday morning.
At that time a 22-year old driver was heading north in a car on Trico Road south of Pyatt-Cutler Road. There was one passenger in the vehicle at the time. At the time of the accident the young man behind the wheel entered the intersection between the two roads. Upon entering the intersection his car was sideswiped by a large, speeding Peterbuilt semi-truck.
As with most accidents involving a large tractor-trailer, the damage was severe. The driver of the car and his passenger were both killed by the impact. The 51-year old truck driver received minor injuries.
It is unclear exactly what mistake led to the truck accident. It appears that the truck driver did not have a stop sign at the intersection. The car driver may have either driven through a stop sign or accidentally pulled out in front of the oncoming truck. Investigators are still working to determine the exact circumstances around the accident.
Day after day brings news of more deadly accidents involving large semi trucks. Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti understand that all types of drivers make mistakes and take risks that lead to the death and destruction on our roadways. The legal system provides a means of recourse to help recover your losses following those events. If you ever find yourself suffering because of the negligence of another driver, be sure to contact our office today.
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