Posted On: September 24, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Chicago Truck Accident in South Loop Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

A Chicago truck accident in the South Loop area yesterday morning left one woman in serious condition. The truck crash victim, who is in her 30’s, was driving on West Roosevelt Road when a truck hit her car.

The impact from the truck collision sent the woman’s auto some 15 feet into the air before it struck a metal utility pole and flipped over. The truck accident victim was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Yesterday’s Chicago truck crash was not the only Illinois truck collision to result in serious injury.

On September 16, a 10-year-old boy from Mundelein sustained serious injuries when a landscaping truck struck him on Illinois Route 60/83 in Lake County. The boy was going to school early in the morning when the truck hit him him as he was crossing the street.

Lake County police say the boy appeared to have run onto the road in an attempt to cross two lanes of traffic. No charges have been filed against the landscaper who was driving the truck. Investigators, however, are still looking into the cause of the Lake County truck accident.

The child pedestrian broke his pelvis, sustained a serious skull fracture, and suffered other severe breaks.

In another Illinois truck accident, this one on September 2, a Logan Square auto accident involving a garbage truck and a car killed two people and injured two others.

Motor vehicle crashes of any kind can result in catastrophic injuries for those involved. The the larger the sizes of the vehicles involved, the greater the chances that a person will sustain serious injuries . Pedestrians, motorcyclists, and passenger car occupants are usually at a disadvantage anytime they are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, a tractor-trailer, a garbage truck, or another kind of large truck.

Woman injured in crash involving car and truck in South Loop, Chicago Breaking News, September 24, 2009

Mundelein boy, 10, seriously injured after being hit by truck, MudeleinReview, September 24, 2009

Garbage truck crash kills 2, ABC Local, September 2, 2009

Chicago truck accident lawyer Steve Malman represents clients in Will County, DuPage County, Cook County, Lake County, and other counties throughout Illinois.

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