Many individuals may fear being involved in a car accident, and as many collisions occur daily, it is not an unjustified fear. In just a matter of seconds, an accident can quickly entangle several vehicles and result in serious injuries. This situation may be more common when the incident is a semi truck accident as the large vehicles can often inflict significant damage.
A similar situation recently took place in Illinois when a big rig reportedly hit the rear of another vehicle apparently as traffic slowed. Reports indicate that the big rig and three other vehicles were involved in the crash. Specific causes of the accident were not disclosed in the report, but it was noted that the semi-truck, a sedan, an SUV and a pickup truck were all damaged in the crash, some heavily.
As a result of the incident, several parties were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. It was also noted that a helicopter was utilized in order to presumably transport individuals from the scene. At the time of the report, there had been no fatalities reported in relation to the accident. Authorities should continue to investigate to determine specific causes of the event.
A semi truck accident can be a scary experience, and as this situation shows, many people can be negatively impacted as a result. The parties who were injured in the multi-car accident could face serious effects of the crash, some of which can be emotionally and financially difficult to deal with. As a result, they may wish to understand their options for potentially seeking monetary reparations against the driver deemed at fault in the accident that could possibly help cover expenses resulting from the Illinois accident.
Source: rrstar.com, “U.S. 20 and Winnebago Road crash sends several to the hospital“, Susan Vela, April 28, 2014