On May 7, 2018, a Romeoville man was struck and killed on Route 53 near Greenwood Avenue in Romeoville, Illinois. Police say the crash occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Monday when the driver of the semi-truck, a 53 year-old man from Markham, struck the pedestrian as he attempted to cross the street.
For motorists like you, having to share the road with semi-trucks is an unfortunate but unavoidable reality. Just as you may find yourself taking your eyes off the road or your hands away from your vehicle's controls to eat, answer the phone or what have you, today's truck drivers face many of these same distractions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 truck accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several others and killed a person is spurring new interest in the national debate about how to improve truck safety and reduce truck driver fatigue in the United States. The accident happened when a truck driver slammed into the back of a limo bus that Morgan and several others were riding in on a New Jersey highway.