Oak Brook, IL (July 5, 2024) – A semi-truck driver is hospitalized after a rollover crash in Oak Brook on northbound Interstate 294 on Friday, July 5. The crash happened just after 8:00 a.m. near milepost 29 on the northbound I-294 ramp to Interstate 88 westbound.

A semi-tractor trailer was involved in an accident with at least one other vehicle, rolled over the jersey wall, and came to a stop while overturned on its roof, entrapping the driver inside, according to the Oak Brook Fire Department.  The semi was heavily damaged, and fire officials worked to extricate the driver, which took nearly an hour due to the wreckage. The driver was rescued and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, reportedly in stable condition.  Fire officials and first responders cleared the scene just before 9:30 a.m., though it’s unclear if anybody else was hurt. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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 Oak Brook 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 car accident lawyers in Oak Brook 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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