Determining who may have had the right of way when an accident occurs can be a key piece of evidence in an investigation. Finding out this information may be difficult for authorities, but other evidence and witness statements may be able to shed light on a car or truck accident that may have occurred due to a vehicle’s turning. Once this information in assessed, authorities may have a better idea as to who may have been at fault.
This type of information could be very important after an accident took place in Illinois. It was reported that an SUV that had been going southbound attempted to make a left turn going east when the SUV was hit by a tractor trailer that was traveling northbound. It was unclear who may have had the right of way when the collision took place.
The driver of the SUV was seriously injured and required surgery after the accident. The truck driver was taken to the hospital, but his injuries were considered minor. The incident is still being investigated, and authorities may look into such factors as right of way, speed, alcohol and others to determine whether any played a role.
Being seriously injured in a truck accident can be a considerable setback both physically and financially. Therefore, if the truck driver is considered at fault for the crash, the SUV driver may want to look into legal avenues that may be open to him. One path could be to pursue a civil case for personal injury that may allow him to file a claim for damages resulting from the Illinois wreck.
Source: mysuburbanlife.com, “Driver severely injured after Round Lake Beach semi-truck crash“, , Oct. 13, 2014