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Harvey Car Crash with Semi-Truck Kills 1, Critically Injures 2

On October 21, 2015, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a car carrying three crashed into a semi-truck making a left turn and became wedged underneath the trailer in Harvey, Illinois. Police say the semi-truck was making a left turn from Center Street onto 159th Avenue when the car, a Nissan Maxima, headed eastbound on 159th Avenue crashed into the trailer.

Inside the Maxima were three men in their 20s who had to be extricated from the car. One of the men, a passenger in the back seat, was rushed to Ingalls Hospital but died on the way there. The two other men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and Stroger Hospital, where they are both listed in critical condition.

Harvey police are still investigating the crash, but there is no indication alcohol was involved. However, police did recover a cell phone from the Maxima that was found underneath the steering wheel. Police are suggesting texting-while-driving caused the crash, but have yet to confirm it.

Recently, Mathys & Schneid obtained a $2,000,000 settlement for the family of two children who were killed in a truck crash in Effingham, Illinois. Mathys & Schneid hired two of the best accident reconstruction experts in the country who, with help from the data collected form the trucks' Electronic Control Module (ECM), determined exactly how the crash occurred. The ECM data also proved the speed of the trucks at the time of the crash and showed that the other driver had driven too many hours in violation of the Federal Hours of Service Regulations. For more information, please see our blog entry on the settlement.

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    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.- Karen K.

  • "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends.-Dan H.

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