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Semi-trailer accident on I-65 results in death of one man

A semi-trailer accident on Interstate 65 resulted in a fire that engulfed two vehicles and took the life of one man.

According to Indiana State Police, the accident occurred as a 23-year-old man from Chicago was unable to stop when traffic backed up on the Interstate. He then collided with another truck that was carrying petroleum products and paint.

This vehicle then caught fire and it spread to the other truck as well. The driver in the truck that initiated the accident, was killed as a result. The roads were closed for more than five hours while crews cleared the scene and cleaned the spilled fluids. Police have said that the other driver was not injured.

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


Two separate truck accidents result in multiple fatalities, injuries

Two separate truck accidents on Interstate 57 resulted in the death of three people and injured seven more.

Illinois State Police said that one accident occurred when a semi-truck driver was heading south down the roadway when he failed to notice that traffic was slowing. He then rear-ended a pickup truck and sent it into the median.

He then struck a minivan and another semitrailer before going off the side of the road. After he ran off the road, the truck fell to its side and caught fire. A 67-year-old passenger in the minivan was later pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital. The other accident also occurred on I-57 earlier in the day when two semi-trucks collided.

Truck accidents can cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims.


Woman killed in semi-truck accident on Route 50

A woman from Manteno was killed after a semi-truck accident occurred on Illinois Route 50.

According to officials, the accident occurred when the 86-year-old woman’s vehicle and a semi-truck collided near the 10800 block of Illinois Route 50.

The woman was taken to a local hospital and later transported to Loyola University Medical Center in order to be treated. She was later pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the accident. A portion of the highway was closed for hours while crews investigated and cleared the scene.

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


Motorcycle and truck accident claims life on U.S. 45

A man from Flora was killed after a motorcycle and truck accident occurred on U.S. 45.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred as the pickup truck driver stopped at a stop sign and then began to cross over the interstate. He failed to see the motorcycle heading toward them and they collided.

The 31-year-old man operating the motorcycle and the 29-year-old passenger were transported to Carle Foundation Hospital. The man was later pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup truck was cited for failure to yield.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims.


Danville man killed in I-74 accident

A man from Danville was killed in a truck accident on I-74 after his car collided with a truck Tuesday morning.

Illinois State Police are still investigating the accident and do not know why the man’s vehicle crossed the center line while he was traveling east down the roadway.

The 43-year-old man’s car collided with a semi-trailer that was driven by a 39-year-old woman. The car came to a rest on the side of the road and the semi-trailer fell into a ditch and caught fire. The 43-year-old man died from multiple injuries.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.


Accident on Interstate 80 injures four people

A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 injured four people. According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred near Atkinson as a box truck was traveling eastbound and a passenger car collided with it.

A semi-truck that was carrying a trailer was also driving east when he tried to avoid the accident, but swerved into the median and overturned the truck as a result. The fire department arrived at the scene and extricated two people from the car and two from the semi.

The four people were transported to the hospital to be treated and two of them have since been released. The road was closed for hours after the accident in order for crews to be certain that no hazardous material was spilled on the roadway from the tanker.

Truck accidents can cause serious injury to all involved. Our thoughts are with the victims in the crash during their recovery.


Two semi-trucks involved in fiery crash

A fiery crash caused traffic to back up on I-90 on Tuesday after a two semi-trucks were involved in an accident with two mini vans.

The accident occurred as one of the semi-trucks crashed into another one causing a chain reaction accident. The second semi-truck then collided with two mini-vans. This impact caused the fuel tanks on one of the semi-trucks to rip off and land in between the vans.

The fuel tank on one of the vans also ruptured and three of the vehicles caught fire. One of the truck drivers was transported to the hospital , but he was later released because his injuries were non-life threatening. He was cited with failure to reduce speed after the accident.

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


Worker injured in construction accident on Interstate 57

One man remains hospitalized after a construction trucking accident on Interstate 57 near Ashkum and Gilman.

A 49-year-old man was hauling compressed hydrogen canisters on a semi-truck when he rear-ended a construction truck. The accident occurred in a construction zone where crews were working on the road.

State police inspected the scene for a leak or spill of the materials but nothing was found. The man remains in serious condition at Riverside Medical Center.

Trucking accidents can cause serious injury to everyone involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.


Train collides with truck at railroad crossing

A 51-year-old’s semi-trailer became stuck on railroad tracks and was not able to move because there were vehicles in front and behind him.

The accident occurred at Nagle Crossing making it the sixth crash at this crossing since 2005. The man leaped from the driver’s seat of the car and managed to escape serious injury.

No other injuries were reported, but the train delayed traffic for over an hour. The man was ticketed for stopping on railroad tracks but he has said that he will fight the charges. The traffic signals at the intersection are operated by the Chicago Department of Transportation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact the Danville trucking accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. by calling 217-443-4343.


Father and son killed in Danville collision

A car and truck accident on I-74 killed a father and son from St. Joseph on July 8.

The accident occurred when the 52-year-old man and his 23-year-old son were heading westbound on the highway and their Toyota Camry crossed the center line and struck a semi-trailer head-on. Officials believe that the car may have hydroplaned on the slick, rainy roads.

The father and son were pronounced dead at the scene, a third person was injured in the accident, a 21-year-old woman from Mansfield. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

Car and trucking accident can cause serious injury and have traumatic effects on all involved, our thoughts are with the families of the victims.