A woman from Illinois was taken to a hospital after her van was struck by two tractor trailers. The 75-year-old was stopped in traffic on I-39 when her vehicle was hit by a semi truck. Seconds later, she was hit by another big rig. The woman was transported to a local area hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, an Illinois semi accident attorney notes.
If you were injured, or a loved one killed, in a semi truck accident, contact Attorney Group for Illinois today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated truck accident lawyer.
75-Year-Old Woman And Truck Driver Taken To Hospital
There is no information as to what factors contributed to the accident that left the elderly woman injured. According to WKOW, a tractor trailer hit the woman’s van while she was stopped in traffic on I-39. After the van spun out from the first impact, it was hit again by a second semi truck. One of the semi trucks overturned and ended up blocking the middle and right lanes of the highway.
One of the semi drivers, also from Illinois, suffered injuries in the accident and was taken to a nearby hospital. Both the semi driver and the woman are expected to survive. State Patrol said the woman was ticketed but officials didn’t indicate what violation took place. Following the accident, diesel leaked from one of the semi trucks forcing authorities to shut down the northbound lanes of I-39 for several hours, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, fatal accidents may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in semi truck accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed in a semi truck accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a trucking accident are advised to seek a qualified Illinois semi truck accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed in a semi truck accident, contact Attorney Group for Illinois to learn more about your options. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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