Chicago, Illinois Semi Truck vs. Car Accident on Dan Ryan, 4 Injured

In Chicago, Illinois an accident involving two trucks and a car has resulted in serious injuries to four people, according to ABC 7 News. The auto accident took place Monday on the Dan Ryan Expressway ramp connecting the inbound Dan Ryan to outbound Interstate 290. The crash took place around 6:30 p.m. A spokeman for the Chicago Fire Department reported that a semi truck rear-ended a small car and then hit another semi truck. The specific injuries and what hospitals people were taken to has not been reported.

The occupants of the car should have a good negligence claim against the driver and the trucking company that caused the accident. Under Illinois law, a driver has a duty to not drive too fast for traffic conditions, and to keep a proper and sufficient look out for other vehicles on the road.

Injuries resulting from truck accidents can be very serious. The difference in weight between a semi truck and an average car can cause sever injuries to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. The U.S. Department of Transportation has reported that in 2003 there were 4,986 motorist fatalities and 122,000 injuries in large truck accidents throughout the U.S.A.

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