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New Lenox, IL – Three Hospitalized in Truck Crash on I-80 at Maple St

New Lenox, IL (June 1, 2024) – On May 30 in the morning, a multi-vehicle crash on I-80 westbound in New Lenox snarled traffic and sent several to the hospital.

Illinois State Police (ISP) were called to the multi-unit crash involving a semi-truck near Maple Street exit in New Lenox at approximately 8:15 a.m., ISP informed. Three people were taken to area hospitals with injuries; the extent of their injuries was not known. All westbound lanes were closed during the crash investigation and cleanup. No new information has been disclosed at this time. However, an investigation continues.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Chicago

Recent data from the Illinois Department of Transportation revealed that tractor-trailers were involved in approximately 11,800 collisions, of which 80 were fatal. According to statistics, big rig accidents involving large trucks have a higher fatality rate than collisions involving conventional passenger vehicles.

Determining the cause is the initial stage in identifying potential faults for these crashes, which could involve multiple parties. To ascertain the various factors leading to a truck accident in Illinois, investigators might consult evidence such as the vehicle’s black box or the driver’s cell phone records. Frequent causes of these semi-truck collisions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Truck driver carelessness or error
  • Violations of commercial transportation regulations
  • Loading or securing cargo improperly
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Poor vehicle maintenance

Regardless of the cause behind your truck accident, you need a legal team you can rely on to secure justice. For a free consultation to review your options after a crash, contact the competent New Lenox truck crash attorneys at the Romaker Law Firm. For over two decades, we have assisted Illinois state citizens and Chicago-area residents in obtaining the just compensation they require to cover their losses following a collision.

Reach out to our truck accident lawyers in New Lenox at 312-377-7000 to learn more about how to move forward after an accident that’s occurred through no fault of your own. You and your family deserve justice after a crash has left you with injuries and other serious damages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Our team of writers relies on secondary sources such as local news reports, police reports, social media platform posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Chicago. It's important to note that our firm hasn't independently verified the details of this specific incident. Therefore, if you find anything inaccurate in our post, please contact The Romaker Law Firm so we can correct it right away. We will remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The content herein is not meant to serve as legal or medical advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post is unrelated to the described accident scene.

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