An Illinois trucking accident left one man dead on June 10th, when the concrete mixer he was driving rolled over as he tried to exit the highway. According to WGN, the accident occurred on the Bishop Ford expressway when the truck crashed into a van and then rolled over. The driver of the cement truck was killed as a result of the personal injuries he sustained, but the driver of the van was not injured. At this time the Illinois State Police are still investigating what the cause of the fatal accident may have been but it does appear that the truck driver may have been speeding at the time the accident occurred. To read more about this Pullman trucking accident, please click on this link.
It is important for truck drivers to always remember to drive the appropriate speed given the speed limit and the conditions on the road around them. This means that if the weather is bad or if the road conditions are dangerous, that truck drivers should even drive below the speed limit and at a comfortable speed. This way, they have the appropriate time to react if something happens and it helps to keep their truck under control. Trucks are large vehicles which can make them much more difficult to control or to stop in the event of an emergency. Illinois accident attorneys ask truck drivers to always remember the danger of speeding in a large commercial truck and the danger it can pose not only to the driver and passengers in the truck but also to other drivers and passengers on the road.