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One Injured In Horrific Bensenville Crash

A three-car crash on April 25, 2017, which resulted in at least one injury, occurred on northbound Route 83 at Frontage Road, just north of I-290 in Bensenville. Authorities say the crash happened around 12:30 p.m., causing all northbound lanes on Route 83 to be closed through the evening rush hour. The crash involved one passenger vehicle and two commercial trucks, causing all vehicles to sustain heavy damage.

New rules prevent truckers from coerced safety violations

Trucking companies seek to make a profit just like any other kind of business. However, that motive can cause them to sidestep safety rules and endanger their drivers. In fact, many trucking companies are actually guilty of coercing their drivers to violate federal trucking safety rules via threats, bonuses, punishments and other forms of manipulation. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a new rule to prevent this kind of dangerous coercion.

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.

Do truckers often blame their vehicles for accidents?

It's pretty common to be involved in an accident and not really know who was at fault, at least at first. You may feel like a truck just came out of nowhere. Everything happens very quickly, though, and you may not be sure if you actually cut it off. In the wake of the accident, everyone may blame someone or something else, trying to push the blame away from themselves.

Deadly crash between car and semi in Elwood

Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle in Elwood, Illinois. The collision occurred on southbound Route 53 when the vehicle struck the semi just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. The victim driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured.

Two women die after fatal collision with semi near I-55

A fatal car crash with a semi left two women dead last weekend. The crash happened on March 29th at about 5:20 a.m. in the 3100 block of South Damen Avenue where the road crosses I-55. The vehicle was driven north on Damen when it struck the passenger side of the trailer of a semi-truck that was making a left turn to enter northbound Damen after I-55, according to a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.

One fatality and multiple injuries in Aurora collision with a semi-truck

A fatal collision between a passenger vehicle and semi-truck occurred Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Diehl and Eola Road. While the initial investigation is ongoing, early reports indicate a gentleman and his wife were traveling through the intersection when a semi-truck collided with the vehicle, resulting in significant injuries and an unfortunate loss of life.

The danger of invisible ice in Illinois

Roads don't have to look dangerous in Illinois to pose a real threat. Ice can be all but invisible on the black pavement and still send a truck sliding out of control. No matter how large or safe a vehicle is, ice can strip the driver of all ability to control the truck, with nothing that can stop it until it slams into another vehicle.

$2,000,000 Recovery for Fatal Truck Crash in Effingham, Illinois

Mark T. Schneid of Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid obtained a $2,000,000 settlement recovery for the wrongful deaths of two children that were ejected and killed during a truck accident crash involving 2 semi-tractor trailers in Effingham, Illinois on November 3, 2013.

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