Many drivers may feel a deal of apprehension when they are traveling near semi-trucks on the roadway. Because it may be difficult for truck drivers to see smaller vehicles, this apprehension is understandable. If truck drivers fail to see another vehicle when attempting to change lanes, there could be a risk of truck accidents taking place.
It was recently reported that an accident involving a semi truck and another vehicle occurred in Illinois. Reports indicated that the truck driver was attempting to change lanes, but the maneuver was unsuccessful as the truck collided with a vehicle that was in the other lane. The crash caused the other vehicle to travel into the median and overturn multiple times. It came to a stop more than 250 feet from where the collision took place.
The incident resulted in the driver of the big rig being airlifted from the scene. It was not mentioned what type of damage the truck may have sustained in the accident. The driver of the other vehicle was also transported from the scene to be treated for injuries. It was not noted whether this incident could lead to criminal charges, but authorities will likely continue to investigate.
Truck accidents can often cause considerable damage, and the individuals involved in this crash are surely glad that the situation did not prove fatal. However, there could be lasting negative effects that could plague the injured drivers as a result of the injuries suffered in the crash. Therefore, if the driver of the other vehicle feels it could be right for him, he may wish to look into his options for filing a personal injury claim against the driver considered at fault. This claim could help him to seek compensation for injuries, medical expenses and other damages permitted under Illinois law.
Source: thesouthern.com, “Two hurt in a semi-truck vs. car crash on Interstate 57“, Aug. 22, 2015