When a car and a large truck are involved in an accident, it is likely the occupants of the smaller vehicle who are significantly injured. A semi truck accident could occur due to a number of factors, and it is important for responding officers to thoroughly investigate. Determining the causes can play a considerable role in whether charges in relation to the accident should be filed.
Illinois police are currently investigating an accident between an 18-wheeler and a smaller vehicle. The details of the accident were few at the time of the report, but it was mentioned that the driver of the smaller vehicle had to be transported from the scene by helicopter for medical attention. The driver of the truck was apparently not injured in the accident.
Authorities have not yet issued any charges in relation to the crash as they are still examining the circumstances under which it took place. Charges could potentially be filed if police determine them to be applicable to the situation. More information concerning the event may be available as authorities draw their conclusions.
The extent to which the car driver was injured was not known at the time of the report. However, due to being transported by helicopter, the injuries were presumably serious. As a result, the driver could face significant setbacks and an accumulation of medical bills. If the other driver involved in the semi truck accident is deemed at fault for the accident, the injured party may wish to look into filing a personal injury claim that could potentially allow the injured driver to seek compensation for damages permissible under Illinois law.
Source: nwitimes.com, Thornton police investigating car/semi crash, Gregory Tejeda, Jan. 10, 2014