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Skokie semi truck crash left two with critical injuries

A collision between a semi tractor-trailer and an SUV in Skokie, Illinois on November 17 left two persons with critical injuries, a report for Chicago 5 stated.

In the information provided by Skokie authorities, a semi truck tipped on its side at 3:51 a.m. in the 4200 block of Golf Road after it had collided with the vehicle. Responding authorities have confirmed that two persons were brought to Evanston Hospital due to critical injuries, but they did not release any information regarding the identities of all the persons involved in the mishap. Authorities, as of the report, have closed the crash area while investigating the incident. Skokie police were urging the public to coordinate with them if they have witnessed the crash.

Vehicular accidents involving semi trucks are catastrophic in nature, leaving many families struggling. If this sounds like a situation you’ve found yourself in, enlisting a skilled legal team is critical, especially if you believe that negligent parties are involved. Call the Danville legal team of the Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss.


Man hurt in Chicago garbage truck accident

At least one person suffered injuries in a recent collision between two garbage trucks in the Little Village neighborhood, an article of Chicago Tribune reported on October 26.

Information coming from the Chicago Fire Department revealed that around 11:30 a.m. two garbage trucks collided near Drake Avenue and 31st Street. One of the two truck drivers was transported to a hospital due to injuries. A utility post was damaged by the collision, which resulted in 1,600 households experiencing power loss, including the building of Cook County criminal courts. Authorities are investigating the incident to discover the cause.

Collisions involving trucks are often catastrophic in nature, especially because they leave families struggling with a great financial loss. However, if this happens to you in Danville, a personal injury lawyer at Spiros Law, P.C., can help you receive compensations if negligent parties are involved. Speak with us today by calling (217) 443-4343 to learn more about your legal options.


Female biker killed in Chicago semitrailer accident

A female bicyclist was recently killed after she was struck by a semitrailer truck in Chicago, a report of Daily Herald stated on August 17.

According to reports on August 16, a bicyclist identified as Lisa Kuivinen, 20, was struck while in the bicycle lane by a semitrailer in the vicinity of Racine Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue intersection. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago student succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The semitrailer driver only identified as a 37-year-old man reportedly remained at the crash scene, police said. At least two citations were given to him by police for being reckless while behind the wheel and for driving a vehicle in a bike lane. He is expected to appear in court on September 15.

The Danville wrongful death legal team of the Spiros Law, P.C., express their sincere condolences to the family and friends who are grieving the recent loss of their loved one.


Fatigue found as a factor in Tracy Morgan crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded on August 11 that the Walmart truck driver involved in the deadly accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan in New Jersey was sleep deprived at the time of the accident, Chicago Tribune reported.

According to NTSB, truck driver Kevin Roper was awake for 28 hours prior to the accident on June 7, 2014 that killed comedian James McNair and injured others, including Morgan. However, the Board also found that the severity of the injuries sustained in the accident could have been reduced if Morgan and the other passengers in the limo were wearing seatbelts and had properly adjusted their headrests. At least 21 people were involved in a series of collisions that occurred when Roper failed to slow his truck on the highway.

Losing a loved one in a truck accident can be a devastating occurrence. If your loved one has been the victim of a truck accident in the Danville area, the lawyers of the Spiros Law, P.C. may help you build your case against negligent parties. Find out how we may help you pursue damage claims today by calling 217-443-4343.


Naperville trucking firm involved in fatal crash banned

The Naperville-based trucking firm involved in a fatal crash last January was ordered to stop its operations by federal regulators after violating safety measures, the Chicago Tribune reported on April 2.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) learned that trucking firm DND International committed several repeated lapses in connection to the fatal truck accident that occurred on January 27. Tollway employee Vincent Petrella reportedly died and state trooper Douglas Balder was critically injured after being hit by a DND truck driven by Renato Velasquez. Velasquez, who was later charged, reportedly faked his logbook entries to get more hours on the road.

Federal safety regulations however limit truck drivers’ shifts to only 14 hours, during which a driver is only allowed to drive for 11 hours and are required to have 10 hours of break between shifts.

Sadly, hours of service violations can endanger the lives of other people, not to mention often cause untimely death. If you or a loved one was harmed in such an accident in Danville, the lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C., may be able to help you get just compensation. Call our lawyers today at 217-443-4343 to find out how we may be able to fight for you.            


UPS truck crashed, 3 injured

A UPS truck crashed with two other vehicles, spilling its packages onto the Reagan Tollway and causing road blockage on October 15.

According to llinois State Police Master Sgt. Sergio Ortiz, the crash occurred on westbound Interstate 88, east of Illinois Route 83 at around 7:15 a.m. The truck fell on its side and the doors of one of its trailers sprung open, spilling its contents on the lanes of the tollway.

Three people were injured in the crash and were rushed to local hospitals for treatment.

The road was cleared at around 10 a.m.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our legal team at Spiros Law, P.C, in Danville to discuss your case by calling 217-443-4343.


Bement man injured in truck accident in Champaign County

A man from Bement was injured after a truck accident occurred  in Champaign County.

According to Champaign County sheriff’s, the accident occurred Wednesday morning when a 22-year-old man’s truck somehow ended up int a ditch off of county roads 200 E and 1100 N.  A passing motorist  called law enforcement just before 9 a.m . to report a truck resting on its wheels in an 18 foot ditch.

The truck was beginning to fill with water when emergency crews arrived at the scene. The truck’s driver was drifting in and out of consciousness when emergency crews arrived. He was then transported to Carle Foundation hospital in order to be treated for non-life threatening injury. Officials are investigating the accident at this time.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a truck accident, you need representation on your side in order to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact the Danville trucking accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today.


Iowa truck driver cited for accident on Illinois 57

A truck driver from Iowa was ticketed after a truck accident occurred on Illinois 57.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred Wednesday morning when the truck driver was pulling a trailer down Interstate 57 and he somehow became distracted by a drink that was in his car.

This caused his truck to veer off the side of the road and he overcorrected in an attempt to get back on the roadway. He then lost control, flipped over and blocked all lanes of traffic. The 42-year-old truck driver was cited for improper lane usage as a result.

If you or a loved one has been injured after a semitrailer accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Danville truck driver error accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling 217-443-4343 today.


Woman killed after collision with utility vehicle

A 21-year-old woman was killed as a result of a collision with her car and a utility truck.

A preliminary investigation showed that the truck accident occurred on Illinois 18 when the car was traveling eastbound down the road and her car went off the right side of the road. The woman then overcorrected and drove in front of a westbound ComEd utility truck.

Accident reconstructionists are still currently investigating the accident at this time.  The woman was pronounced dead on the scene and the truck driver was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Our deepest condolences are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.


Fog causes 17 car pileup on I-55

Officials have said that dense fog could be the cause for a 17-car pileup that occurred on Tuesday.

The chain-reaction car accident caused the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 to be closed for nearly two hours. Illinois State Police have said that another accident in Joliet caused one lane to be closed because a semi-truck struck the back of a pickup truck during the morning commute. An injury report on those involved have not been released at this time.

If you or a loved one has been injured after being involved in a semi-truck accident, you need experienced representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the compensation that you deserve in order to cover medical costs. Contact the Danville semi-truck accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling 217-443-4343.