Janice Bosco Killed In Deerfield Truck Accident On Interstate 94 By Deerfield Road
Truck Accident - April 5, 2022
Janice Bosco, of Burlington, Wisconsin, Died In Deerfield Semi-Truck Accident On Interstate 94 By Deerfield Road
DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS (April 4, 2022) – A 76-year-old woman identified as Janice Bosco has tragically died in a Deerfield truck accident on Interstate 94 by Deerfield Road.
Lake County officials are saying that the accident took place at 2:05 p.m. on Thursday. Janice Bosco was in a Chevrolet Malibu when she was involved in a collision with two semi-trucks.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. Janice Bosco was transported to the Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Despite life-saving measures, she die at the hospital due to her injuries. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Deerfield Semi-Truck Accidents
Semi-trucks can weigh 20-30 times more than passenger vehicles can can be extremely dangerous. According to the IIHS, more than 4,000 people were killed in collisions with commercial trucks in 2019 alone. More than two out of every three victims were in passenger vehicles. There are a number of reasons that semi-trucks can be particularly dangerous.
- A fully loaded semi-truck can take the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop.
- Semi-trucks have large blind spots that can obscure the presence of smaller vehicles.
- Semi-trucks have a high center of gravity and are much more difficult to turn abruptly than smaller vehicles.
Truck drivers have a legal obligation to maintain a safe speed and follow distance with the vehicles ahead of them. According to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-710), “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.” Truck drivers must keep in mind that their vehicles take much longer to stop than passenger vehicles.
If a truck driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could potentially be liable. In most circumstances, employers are liable for the negligent actions of their employees. But they will typically not be liable for the negligent actions of independent contractors they hire – unless those independent contractors were performing some type of non-delegable duty. It is important to determine the employment status of a truck driver involved in a collision, especially because many truck drivers are misclassified as independent contractors. Victims of semi-truck accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
The family of any victim that died in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with medical bills, lost wages and funeral expenses. If a victim survived for some period of time after an accident, their next of kin may also be able to pursue a survival action. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Deerfield Semi-Truck Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Janice Bosco as they are grieving. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. There needs to be some transparency for what took place for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Deerfield semi-truck accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.