On Wednesday last week a car that was stopped in traffic on Northbound Illinois 53 in the area of Rolling Meadows, Illinois was rear-ended by a semi-trailer truck and then pushed into another truck, according to the Chicago Tribune. As a result of the truck accident, the driver of the car, Janet Cummings, 41, of Lake in the Hills, died Saturday at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
The driver of the truck was ticketed with driving too fast for conditions and for driving without insurance. The Illinois State Police investigated the accident.
As shown by this Illinois motor vehicle collision, injuries resulting from truck accidents can be very deadly. The difference in size between a semi truck and a car can result in grave injuries to people inside average size cars. The United States Department of Transportation reported that in 2003 alone there were 4,986 fatalities and 122,000 injuries in large truck accidents throughout the United States.
These comments were posted by David Abels & Associates, P.C., a personal injury law firm that represents clients throughout the Chicago area and the entire State of Illinois. Many of our clients come from Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County, as well as nearby towns and neighborhoods such as Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, Bridgeport, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, and Arlington Heights.
Motor vehicle accident lawyers from our firm handle all kinds of injuries resulting from truck crashes, including broken bones, lacerations, spinal cord injuries, and severe burns. They also handle wrongful death cases for families who have lost loved ones because another person was negligent and caused a fatal auto accident.