SUV Driver Injured In Gurnee Box Truck Accident on Interstate 94
Truck Accident - June 30, 2022
Driver of SUV Injured In Gurnee Box Truck Accident On Interstate 94 By Mile Marker 10.3
GURNEE, ILLINOIS (June 29, 2022) – At least one person was injured in a Gurnee car accident after a box truck collided with a an SUV on Interstate 94.
Lake County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:39 p.m. on Wednesday. A box truck collided with an SUV under unclear circumstances.
The force of the impact caused the box truck to burst into flames. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help all of the injured.
The driver of the SUV was transported to a hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Gurnee Box Truck Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in truck accidents in the United States. According to the IIHS, “A total of 4,014 people died in large truck crashes in 2020. Fifteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a truck accident.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant 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 or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle in their own lane. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any truck accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Any person that is injured in a truck accident 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. Sadly, though, insurance companies will often fight hard to deny any liability for a collision. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating An Illinois Box Truck Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the driver of the SUV. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into the cause of this accident.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Gurnee box 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 are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.