Posted On: March 31, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills 25-Year-Old Pedestrian

Illinois State Police, the Green County Sheriff’s Office, and the Greene County Coroner’s Office are investigating the truck accident death of a 25-year-old pedestrian. Andrew Bishop, a Jerseyville resident, died after he was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Fairview Heights trucker Mark Koltkamper.

The deadly Illinois truck accident took place early Saturday morning about three miles north of Carrolton on US 67. The 60-year-old trucker was reportedly trying to negotiate a number of curves when he hit Bishop, who was pronounced dead at the crash site. The motor vehicle accident caused severe damage to the semi-truck, which had to be towed.

Pedestrians hit by a large truck or bus will frequently sustain catastrophic injuries. It doesn’t help that the force of impact of colliding with a semi-truck, a tractor-trailer, or a school bus, will frequently cause the accident victim to strike the ground hard or get flung through the air until they land on or against a hard surface.

Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, limb loss, and death are common results whenever a large commercial truck or another common carrier strikes a pedestrian.

Our Chicago truck accident law firm represents pedestrians and pedalcyclists who were injured in Illinois motor vehicle accidents, including truck collisions involving:

• An accident victim who was run over or pinned by a large truck
• A person struck by falling debris from a large truck
• School children and other minors who were injured in Illinois truck accidents
• Hit-and-run truck accidents
• Drunk driving accidents

We also represent motor vehicle occupants who were injured in Illinois commercial truck collisions, as well as truckers who were injured because of a defective or malfunctioning truck.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by Fairview Heights truck driver,, March 29, 2009

Related Web Resources:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

In Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, and Lake County, please contact our Chicago truck crash law firm today.

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