Three-Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Semi-Truck Driver
Work Compensation - February 12, 2015
The Chicago Sun Times reports that three people sustained injuries on Monday when someone driving an SUV changed lanes without looking. The SUV crashed into one semi-truck before another careened into it. The accident occurred on Interstate 65, and police say it happened in the early afternoon.
After the first crash, a second semi collided into the back of the damaged SUV. The 80-year-old driver of the moving semi sustained serious injuries, and medics transported him to a nearby hotel where a helicopter landed to fly him to a hospital. A woman who had been in the SUV and a man from the stationary truck went to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
A small dog that was in the back seat of the SUV did not suffer any injuries, and it accompanied its owner to the hospital. Officials closed three lanes on the interstate for approximately 90 minutes while they cleared the scene. Police have not yet issued any citations to the drivers.
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Call us today at (800)-985-1819 to schedule a consultation. Tragic accidents often occur on interstates, and the subsequent pileups can have serious consequences, as the following story from the Chicago Tribune illustrates.
Crash Involving State Trooper Vehicle Results in Interstate Pileup
According to the Chicago Tribune, a serious chain-reaction crash started on Interstate 294 on Monday morning when a car crashed into the back of an official state trooper vehicle. The accident occurred while the trooper’s car was on the side of the road dealing with another incident.
Eight people sustained injuries in the crash, which happened shortly after 9 a.m. Police say there were no serious injuries. Emergency workers transported those involved to Advocate Christ Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.
The trooper did not sustain injuries in the crash. As traffic slowed, three semi-trucks jackknifed, causing a string of accidents on that section of road. Emergency workers moved the damaged vehicles to a nearby road, and police eventually towed as many as 20 damaged vehicles from the scene.
Low Fatal Accident Count for Chicago
The fatal accident count for Chicago remains relatively low, according to statistics collected by City Data. In 2011, there were 109 fatal accidents across the city, and a total of 119 people died.
If you are suffering from injuries sustained in a crash that was not your fault, call the Chicago accident lawyers at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates for advice at (800)-985-1819. We have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.