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Tired Semi-Truck Drivers Cause Crashes with Injuries

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Waukegan Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

A tired driver is not a safe driver. Lack of rest makes drivers less attentive and slows reaction time. A tired semi-truck driver can be especially dangerous for anyone in their path simply because a fully loaded tractor-trailer weighs 10 to 15 times more than the average passenger car and requires significantly more stopping time and distance. 

When a fatigued truck driver fails to reduce speed in time to avoid a collision, serious injuries or death can result. These semi-truck accidents often make headlines because of their severity. Here are some semi- truck crash headlines from the Chicago area and around Illinois just for the month of June.

9 Hospitalized After Semi-Truck Crash on I-90

Slow traffic near O’Hare Airport is fairly common but caught one semi-truck driver unawares at 12:30 am on a Sunday. Failing to realize that cars ahead were stopped in traffic, the semi failed to reduce speed to avoid a collision, rear-ending one car and setting off a chain reaction that involved four additional vehicles. Nine people were taken to the hospital with injuries.

Man Killed in Crash with Semi on I-90

A Friday morning traffic jam is usually just a short-term annoyance for commuters, but it proved deadly for one man. A semi driver failed to recognize and react in time to the slow-down, striking a Jeep which struck a Chevy which struck a Nissan. The Jeep driver was killed by blunt force trauma.

SUV Driver Dies in Crash with Cement Truck

Semi-trucks are not the only trucks that can be deadly in a highway collision. Dump trucks carrying loads of gravel, cement trucks, snowplows, and garbage trucks can also cause fatal accidents. A report from northwestern Illinois tells us that an SUV was struck by a cement truck at mid-day on a June Thursday. The SUV driver was killed.

Sunday Crash: Three Dead, Six Injured 

Semi-trucks are not the only trucks that can be deadly in a highway collision. Dump trucks carrying loads of gravel, cement trucks, snowplows, and garbage trucks can also cause fatal accidents. A report from northwestern Illinois tells us that an SUV was struck by a cement truck at mid-day on a June Thursday. The SUV driver was killed.

Speak to an Esteemed Lake County Truck Accident Attorney

Fatigued semi-truck drivers cause many collisions that result in serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a semi-trailer operator, an experienced Waukegan truck accident lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, call the law offices of Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. at 847-662-3303.

Sources:

https://abc7chicago.com/semi-truck-crash-sends-5-to-hospital/5263243/

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/6/22/18713807/i-90-crash-semi-fatal

https://wqad.com/2019/06/13/suv-driver-dies-in-crash-with-cement-truck-on-illinois-route-81/

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