Illinois Truck Accident Kills Three and Involves Nine Vehicles
Posted on June 18th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
A chain reaction multiple car and semi accident occurred on Interstate 57 and three women were ultimately killed last weekend. According to the Illinois State Police several cars were slowing down to merge into one-lane traffic when a truck driver apparently got distracted and did not realize how fast he was going. He crashed into a Trailblazer, collided with several other cars and set off a chain reaction that involved nine vehicles in the fatal auto accident. The three women killed were all in the Trailblazer and were from Mississippi and on their way to visit an Illinois Amish community. They were almost to their destination when the multi-car and semi truck accident occurred. The accident happened about 135 miles east of St. Louis and 65 miles west of Terre Haute, Indiana.
When the local emergency teams responded to the scene they discovered that three of the four women in the SUV were dead. After being rear ended the Trailblazer went off the road and burst into flames, the driver sustained serious burns. An Equinox was also involved in the accident and was so destroyed ugateamunited.com/online/lamisil/ that some observer thought it was upside down as they could not tell where the wheels A woman and her daughter actually were removed or crawled out. A woman sustained serious injuries, but the 11 year old daughter apparently crawled out and was walking around. Thirteen people were injured in the accident, two of which were critical. The interstate was closed from 5 p.m. until approximately 1 a.m. while road crews cleaned up the accidents.
When a truck driver is negligent, the effects are often deadly. Catastrophic injuries can be a result of truck accidents as well as wrongful deaths. If you or a loved one were hurt in a semi truck accident due to the negligent or reckless driving, you may have a legal claim for compensation.
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