Chicago Breaking News Center recently reported on an accident involving an SUV and a semitrailer in the far western suburbs of Chicago. The semi accident occurred late Thursday evening on Interstate 88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) near the town of Elburn.
From what police have been able to piece together since the crash, two women in their 20s were driving a Honda CRV east on Interstate 88, just west of Illinois 47. Around 10:30pm the SUV-for reasons still unknown-crossed the median and started driving into oncoming traffic. It wasn’t long before the SUV struck an oncoming semitrailer. The Honda hit the truck on the rear axle, sending both vehicles out of control.
Upon arriving at the crash scene, one woman had to be extricated from the SUV. A helicopter was called in to transport the more severely injured woman to a local hospital. Both women suffered several broken bones, but fortunately none of the injuries appear life-threatening. The truck driver escaped without any major injuries.
Any time that a crash involves a semitruck-especially one that is hit by oncoming traffic-the consequences are usual severe. Our Chicago truck accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti continue to see the often deadly effects of these crashes. Whatever caused the accident here, whether it was vision problems in the night, speeding, or some other malfunction, it is imperative for all drivers to remain alert for possible trouble on the road. Drivers remain at the mercy of one another’s actions while sharing our roads and highways. Please take care while on the road– for all our sakes. If you’ve suffered at the hands of a driver who has failed to take appropriate precautions, please contact a truck accident lawyer to learn more about your rights.