A trucking accident that occurred on May 22nd has left one young woman dead. The accident occurred when a semi-truck driver attempted to make an illegal u-turn and struck a passenger car. The truck driver has been cited for making the unsafe and illegal u-turn and may face additional charges in connection with the fatal trucking accident once more investigation has been conducted. According to The Quad-City Times, the victim was the front seat passenger in the car that was struck by the semi-truck, which was then rear ended by another car. The driver of both the passenger car and the second passenger car, as well as the backseat passenger of the original car were fine and only suffered minor personal injuries. The truck driver that was responsible for the fatal accident has been linked to previous accidents in which he was driving in an unsafe manor. To read more about this tragic trucking accident, please click on this link.
Illinois accident attorneys remind truckers and trucking companies the importance of always being alert and driving safely and obeying the laws of the road. Even minor accidents with semi-trucks can have devastating results, so it is important to always make sure to be driving as safely as possible. Trucking companies can be sued when their drivers are involved in accidents, so trucking companies need to ensure that their truckers understand the importance of taking all safety measures and being extra cautious while driving trucks. Being a little more aware and cautious while on the road can make all the difference in saving a life!