Regardless of how it happens, being stranded within a vehicle in the middle of the road can be a scary and stressful experience. Should nearby drivers fail to spot the vehicle in time to steer out of its path, the results can be devastating, especially if the other vehicle is a tractor-trailer. Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial vehicles run the unfortunate risk of causing serious injuries. A recent accident involving a tractor-trailer has reportedly left a woman in Illinois with critical injuries.
The incident reportedly took place on a recent Tuesday night when the driver of a car was involved in a single-vehicle crash and became stranded within the lanes of traffic. Upon encountering debris from the initial incident, the driver of a tractor-trailer attempted to swerve and miss the debris. Unfortunately, the semitrailer proceeded to collide with the car in the process.
Emergency responders say the driver of the car was airlifted to a medical facility for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Although the incident remains under investigation, no further information was provided as to how the initial incident may have occurred. However, authorities did state that charges may be filed against the driver of the tractor-trailer pending completion of the investigation.
Motor vehicle accidents can have disastrous results, especially when commercial vehicles are involved. Those who suffer severe or life-altering injuries due to the negligent actions of another party may wish to pursue accountability in civil court, and they could choose to retain the services of an experienced attorney for assistance in the process. An attorney in Illinois can thoroughly evaluate the incident and help a client prepare to seek the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.