Multiple People Injured In Arlington Heights Truck Accident On Route 53

Multiple People Injured In Arlington Heights Collision Involving Semi-Truck and Box Truck On Route 53 North of Dundee Road

Multiple People Injured In Arlington Heights Truck Accident On Route 53

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS (June 29, 2022) – Multiple people were injured after an Arlington Heights collision between a semi-truck and box truck on Route 53.

Cook County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:46 a.m. on Friday. For undetermined reasons, a box truck and a semi-truck collided in the roadway.

The semi-truck jackknifed in the roadway and the box truck involved in the crash rolled onto its side. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.

A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Arlington Heights Truck Accidents

There are a number of different factors that could potentially contribute to a truck accident.  According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are major factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. Although their presence does not always result in a crash, these three factors, as well as other driver, vehicle, and environmental factors, can increase the risk that a crash will occur.” There are a number of steps that truck companies should take in order to help avoid collisions.

  • Truck drivers should be well trained.
  • Trucks should be well-maintained.
  • Truck drivers should undergo periodic medical exams to ensure that they are fit to drive.

All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. A large number of truck accidents are due to drivers that are speeding. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating An Illinois Truck Accident

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Arlington Heights truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.