Car accidents that involve semi-trucks can often lead to significant amounts of damage. The factors that may have led to a semi truck accident are often unique to the specific situation. Unfortunately, these accidents often come with serious injuries or even fatalities as an outcome, and families can be left with many new circumstances to navigate.
An accident in Illinois recently resulted in the death of a teenage boy. It was reported that the boy was a passenger in a vehicle when that vehicle did not stay in its designated lane. The vehicle veered into the opposite lanes of travel and collided with a semi-truck. The passenger was reported as being an 18-year-old male, and the driver of the vehicle was a 19-year-old male.
The passenger suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead on site. The driver of the vehicle and the driver of the semi-truck were both also injured. They were transported from the scene to area hospitals, but their conditions were not known at the time of the report. It was mentioned that an investigation into the crash is open. It is unclear whether any charges will be filed.
When parents lose a child in a semi truck accident, it may take considerable time to come to terms with such a tragic loss. The family of the victim in this Illinois accident may have many emotional and financial hurdles to work through. Because funeral costs can become burdening, the family may want to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the party or parties considered responsible in order to seek possible compensation for those costs and other allowable damages.
Source: thonline.com, “UPDATE: Police ID those involved in fatal bridge crash“, Ben Jacobson, Nov. 17, 2014