On July 29, 2018, around 2:00 p.m., a semi-truck crashed with a passenger car, driven by a teenage woman, at the Randall and Hopps roads intersection in Elgin, Illinois. Elgin police report that the woman made her left turn from southbound Randall Road towards eastbound Hopps Road. The semi-truck, driven by a 57 year-old Wheeling man, did manage to sound its horn but could not avoid impact. Authorities pronounced the woman dead at the scene, but they have not released the identities of the drivers or if traffic tickets were issued.
If you were injured in a trucking accident, it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Your attorney will have the resources to figure out what caused the crash, and see if the truck driver violated any state or federal regulations. Sometimes, it may also be necessary to hire accident reconstruction experts to figure out exactly how the crash happened and who was primarily responsible.
Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid has a successful history handling truck accident cases, and you can read more about them here. We also continue to handle all types of car, motorcycle and truck accident cases along with wrongful death and other personal injury cases for clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, and Kendall Counties, including Chicago, Wheaton, Joliet, Geneva and the entire of the Chicagoland area.