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Chicago, IL – One Hospitalized After Semi-Truck Accident on I-80 Near Kedzie Ave

Chicago, IL - One Hospitalized After Semi-Truck Accident on I-80 Near Kedzie Ave

Chicago, IL (April 10, 2023) – On Monday afternoon, April 10, all eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed at Kedzie Avenue near the south suburb of Hazel Crest after three semi-truck drivers collided, injuring one person.

Three tractor-trailer vehicles collided around 2:20 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-80 near Kedzie, according to troopers with the Illinois State Police.

One person was apparently transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, though their current condition is not known.

All I-80 eastbound lanes remained closed until shortly before 4:00 p.m. In the interim, the investigation into the cause of the wreck is ongoing, and the ISP has provided no further details.

The injured victims are in our thoughts. We are hopeful for their complete recovery.

Semi-Truck Accidents in Chicagoland

In addition to navigating the twists and turns of the nation’s busy city streets, interstates, expressways, and highways, semi-trucks transport goods throughout the country. Semi-trailers are ubiquitous on American roads, but they also present a danger to drivers and pedestrians. Tractor-trailers are so much bigger and heavier than the typical car on the road that an accident between the two might swiftly become lethal.

Over 2,000 people were killed in accidents involving semi-trucks in 2018, according to the police. Although semi-truck accidents account for a relatively small share of total collisions, IDOT reports that they account for a disproportionately high number of fatalities.

When someone else’s carelessness causes injuries in a semi-truck accident, the victims and their families take the financial hit. Victims of these frequently avoidable tragedies may feel helpless in the face of crippling mental anguish and expensive medical care.

If you or a loved one is injured due to any of these circumstances, you may be eligible for various legal remedies. Seek legal counsel without delay if you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident in the Chicago region caused by another driver’s carelessness.

After years of helping clients navigate the complexities of the Illinois legal system, our attorneys have a firm grasp on the requirements for building a compelling case for compensation following an accident. Our experienced and compassionate legal team will fight for your right to full and fair compensation following an accident that may have been avoided.

Please get in touch with our Chicago area personal injury lawyers without delay if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident involving a tractor-trailer that was not your fault. If you have legal questions, you can call the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 to speak with an attorney about setting up a free consultation. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are here to help you understand your rights, gather evidence, and build a strong case.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes, eyewitness accounts to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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