Two Killed, One Injured In Wauconda Dump Truck Accident

Two People Died, One Person Critically Injured When Dump Truck Rolls Over Following Two Vehicle Car Accident By Chardon Road and Fairfield Road In Wauconda

Two Killed, One Injured In Wauconda Dump Truck Accident

WAUCONDA, ILLINOIS (May 18, 2024) – Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a Wauconda dump truck accident by Chardon Road and Fairfield Road.

Lake County officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday morning. A dump truck was involved in a collision with a car.

The force of the impact caused the dump truck to roll over. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.

Two victims in the passenger car were trapped and seriously injured. Sadly, those two victims later died due to their injuries.

A third person was also critically injured in the crash. A full investigation into the Wauconda dump truck collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Wauconda Dump Truck Accidents

Dump trucks can weigh ten times more than passenger vehicles and can be very dangerous. According to the Engineering News Record, “Serious accidents involving dump trucks and ready-mix concrete delivery trucks continue to edge up, part of a persistent, multi-industry problem with poor driving habits that has not yet responded to increased fleet and vehicle insurance premiums.” There are a number of factors that dump truck companies should take into account in order to avoid dump truck accidents.

  • Dump truck drivers should be well-trained.
  • Dump trucks should be regularly inspected and well-maintained.
  • Dump truck drivers should use commercial GPS software and avoid certain roads.

All drivers in Illinois have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. According to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-601, no person shall operate their vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. Driving the speed limit could be considered reckless under certain conditions. Liability for dump truck accidents could extend beyond any driver.

If a dump truck driver was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could 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. It is important that certain steps be taken after any dump truck accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • The police report for the crash should be reviewed.

Dump trucks are much more top-heavy than other vehicles. This can make them more likely to roll over. Dump truck drivers should always be aware of surrounding traffic and do everything in their power to avoid collisions. But far too often, this does not happen. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. The family of any person who died in a dump truck collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating Illinois Dump Truck Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the families of the two people who died in this crash. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other tragedies like this and make this intersection safer.

Do you need more information about a Wauconda dump truck accident? Our team of roadway safety advocates is 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. 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.