Chicago, IL (June 3, 2024) – One person is dead, and another was left injured after a crash on Interstate 80 south of Chicago on June 3.

Illinois State Police said at 3:00 p.m., a semi-trailer truck and a sport-utility vehicle were involved in a crash on I-80 eastbound near Central Avenue. The incident occurred on a stretch of the expressway in a wooded area between Tinley Park on the west and Country Club Hills on the east. One person was killed in the crash, while another was taken to an area hospital with injuries, state police said. All lanes on I-80 eastbound near Central Avenue were shut down. Local authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. 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. Contact the competent Chicago truck crash attorneys at the Romaker Law Firm for a free consultation to review your options after a crash. 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 Chicago 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.










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