Any follower of this blog is well aware that truck accidents occur with sad frequency around Chicago and throughout the rest of the state. Typically any run-in with a large vehicle like a semitrailer results in substantial destruction and physical injuries. Deaths caused by trucking accidents are common.
The Pantagraph reported last week on another area truck crash that took the life of a Chicago man. Unique about this deadly accident was the manner in which the victim was killed.
The man was driving his car southbound on Interstate 55 on Christmas Eve. For reasons still being investigated by authorities, the man’s car collided with a semirtrailer while on the highway. Initial reports indicate that slick road conditions caused by the weather may have lead to the crash. The male victim appeared to lose control of his car which was then hit on the driver’s side door by a semi.
The victim was wearing his seatbelt at the time and he did not suffer any fatal, traumatic injuries in the truck crash. However, he did find himself trapped in a position in his vehicle that left him unable to properly breathe. The coroner has concluded that he died as a result of asphyxiation.
Our Chicago truck crash attorneys at Levin & Perconti have been involved in many actions related to truck crashes. The experience has made clear the need for mutual education for both truckers and car drivers. Only a split second mistake can lead to a deadly collision with consequence that can never be undone.
If you or someone you know has fallen victim in one of these incidents please contact our truck accident attorneys today.
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