Marengo, IL (June 27, 2024) – A box truck driver remains in serious condition after a crash involving a cargo van in Marengo Thursday morning.

The incident happened at 9:45 a.m. on Route 23 and River Road. Firefighters arrived to find the overturned box truck and a full-sized cargo van, both involved in the crash, along with a toppled utility pole. High-voltage power lines were downed in the collision, prompting a response from ComEd to secure the area. Once the power lines were deemed safe, fire crews and first responders rescued the driver of the box truck, who was trapped with multiple injuries.

After being rescued, the driver was airlifted to a hospital in Rockford. According to officials, he was in serious condition at last check.  The other vehicle, a full-sized cargo van, was also overturned in the crash. The male driver refused medical attention, officials added. At this time, no other information has been disclosed, and an investigation is still ongoing.

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

Truck Accidents in Illinois

The latest data from the Illinois Department of Transportation revealed that tractor-trailers were involved in well over 11,000 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. Investigators might consult evidence such as the vehicle’s black box or the driver’s cell phone records to ascertain the various factors leading to a truck accident in Illinois. 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 our determined and caring Marengo car accident lawyers for a free consultation to review your options after a crash. For over two decades, our team at the Romaker Law Firm has assisted Illinois state citizens and Chicago-area residents in obtaining the just compensation they require to cover their losses following a collision. Call our truck accident lawyers in New Baden at 312-377-7000 to learn more about moving 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 damages.

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