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Chicago, IL – Semi-Truck Wreck, Injuries on Rte 47 at Allendale & Thayer Rds

Chicago, IL - Semi-Truck Wreck, Injuries on Rte 47 at Allendale & Thayer Rds

Chicago, IL (June 30, 2022) – The driver of a semi-truck was involved in a car crash on Thursday evening, June 30, leaving at least one person hurt and causing the tractor-trailer to overturn at the site of the incident.

Preliminary reports from the Illinois State Police suggest that a tractor-trailer and a passenger car crashed at approximately 6:30 p.m. on northbound/southbound Route 47 near Woodstock, between Allendale Road and Thayer Road.

Unknown injuries were reported by EMTs, and at least one person was transported by ambulance to a nearby medical facility. The investigation into the circumstances behind the accident is continuing, but no new information has been released.

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

Chicago-Area Semi-Trailer Crashes

When transporting goods across the country, semi-truck drivers must be familiar with the ins and outs of congested city streets, interstates, expressways, and highways. While semi-trailer trucks are a ubiquitous sight on American roads, they may also be dangerous. 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. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reports that semi-truck accidents account for a disproportionately high number of fatalities while accounting for just a tiny fraction of total crashes.

When someone else’s carelessness causes an accident involving a semi-truck, the expenses to treat the victims and their families are disproportionately high. Victims of these frequently avoidable tragedies may feel powerless in the face of crippling mental pain and exorbitant medical bills.

If you or a loved one is injured as a result of any of these circumstances, you may be eligible for several legal remedies. If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident in the Chicagoland area and you believe it was the result of someone else’s carelessness, you should speak with an attorney right once.

Since our lawyers have extensive expertise with the Illinois legal system, they are well-versed in the standards necessary to establish a compelling case for compensation after an accident. If you were injured in an accident that might have been avoided, our competent and compassionate legal team would do all in its power to help you get the full and reasonable compensation to which you are entitled.

Please contact 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 may call the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 to speak with an attorney about setting up a free consultation. We have Chicago personal injury lawyers accessible to discuss your options, help you gather evidence, and encourage you while you seek redress.

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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