Multiple People Injured In Elk Grove Village Dump Truck Accident
Automobile Accidents - November 2, 2023
Several People Sustained Injuries After Elk Grove Village Dump Truck Crash By Elmhurst Road and Touhy Avenue
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILLINOIS (November 2, 2023) – Multiple injuries were reported after an Elk Grove Village dump truck accident by Elmhurst Road and Touhy Avenue.
Elk Grove Village police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:50 a.m. on Monday. A dump truck was involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle under uncertain conditions.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. At least one person was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
Police closed off the area for some time as they conducted an investigation.
Liability For Elk Grove Village Dump Truck Accidents
Dump trucks can be particularly dangerous for many reasons. According to the Engineering News Record, “Dump truck accidents severe enough that the vehicle had to be towed away rose 9%, hitting 8,206 in 2016, the latest year statistics are available.” This can be attributed in part to poor driving habits and overworked drivers. Truck drivers are more likely to make mistakes when they are fatigued. There are many steps that truck drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.
- Truck drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- Truck drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather or reduced visibility.
- Truck drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
Truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many collisions are due to truck drivers that are speeding. According to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-601, no person shall operate a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be reasonable or prudent given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim.
Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a dump truck accident could extent beyond any negligent driver. The company that a dump truck driver worked for could also be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Victims of dump truck accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many victims of dump truck accidents may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months. For example, many people suffer long-term psychological trauma. Any person that is injured in a dump truck accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Illinois Dump Truck Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Elk Grove Village dump truck accident. It is our hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Elk Grove Village dump truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.