Hurst, IL (July 6, 2024) – A driver died in a crash involving a garbage truck on Saturday morning. The crash occurred at around 11:55 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, by the intersection of Illinois State Route 149 and Lockeyville Road in Hurst.

According to information from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, investigators believe a garbage truck driving south on Route 149 lost control and crashed with an SUV driving north.  Officials say the driver of the SUV was declared dead on the scene.  The Illinois State Police’s Commercial Vehicle Officer and Accident Reconstruction Department are assisting with the investigation. Hurst EMS, Hurst Fire, United Ambulance, Carterville Fire, and Williamson County Fire also provided aid on the scene.

We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois

Reckless driving, distracted driving, incidents involving intoxicated drivers, speeding, and other factors are responsible for the majority of the increase in fatal collisions in Illinois and nationwide over the past few years. Furthermore, fatalities are frequently the result of head-on collisions and multi-vehicle collisions, and the repercussions can escalate rapidly when multiple parties are involved. This is especially true for those who have lost loved ones in severe auto accidents and fatal collisions, as they present numerous challenges and obstacles. Of course, the emotional toll on a bereaved family is significant in the aftermath of a tragic collision.

At the Romaker Law Firm, we recognize that financial concerns are likely the last thing on your mind after losing a family member. However, you should not have to handle a claim on your own or pay for anything out of pocket if your loved one was killed due to the negligent or careless actions of another party. Our law firm provides thoughtful and empathetic support to bereaved families whose lives have been profoundly disrupted by a tragic loss. Because of the intricacy of these cases, it is critical to have a skilled Hurst wrongful death attorney advocating for you in order to achieve a favorable outcome. In this way, we will do the complex legal work while you focus on your emotional and psychological recovery after this devastating calamity that took away a beloved family member of yours.

In the event of a fatal collision, our skilled team at Romaker Law Firm is ready to advocate for significant monetary restitution on your behalf and that of your family. We have been assisting citizens across the state of Illinois in receiving just compensation after a collision for more than two decades. Contact our Hurst-area wrongful death lawyers by calling 312-377-7000 to learn more about how to get the justice you deserve after your loved one’s death.

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