Posted On: August 14, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Chicago, Illinois Semi-Truck Crash Injures 3 Children and Two Adults

Five people got hurt on Chicago’s Far South Side today when a semi-truck ran a red light and rammed into a sport utility vehicle. The five people that got hurt, 3 children and two adults, were all riding in the SUV.

Fortunately, there were firefighters riding in the vehicle behind the SUV and the rescuers were able to help the victims. The Chicago truck accident took place at around 10:30 am at Cottage Grove Road and 103rd Street.

The semi-tuck reportedly T-boned the SUV on its passenger side, and the two adults riding in the front seat of the SUV lost consciousness. The vehicle continued rolling south. The driver of Chicago Fire Department Truck 24, Mike Hill, ran after the SUV on foot and was able to stop it by shutting down the car.

One of the adults was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The other adult and three children were reportedly in serious condition.

According to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford, the tires might have caught fire if Hill hadn’t come to the rescue. The unconscious SUV driver’s foot had jammed against the accelerator.

The semi-truck driver was not hurt.

Chicago Truck Accidents
The sooner you retain the services of an experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer after an Illinois semi-truck collision occurs, the easier it will be for the personal injury law firm to examine the evidence from the crash site and gather other necessary data to prove liability. In addition to interviewing the parties involved, as well as any witnesses, your Chicago personal injury lawyer may also need to examine the trucker’s log books and the trucking company’s maintenance records, as well as consult with accident reconstructionists and medical experts.

Contact Chicago truck accident lawyer Steve Malman today.

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