Posted On: September 18, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Lake County and DuPage County Truck Crashes Prove Catastrophic for One Teen and A 10-Year-Old

In Lake County, a 10-year-old boy sustained critical injuries on Wednesday when he was struck by a landscaping truck. The Lake County truck accident occurred on Illinois Route 60/83.

Police say the boy, who is from Mundelein, was crossing a street on his way to school when he was injured while trying to go through two lanes of traffic. He sustained breaks in different parts of his body. His pelvis was broken and he has a serious skull fracture.

No charges have been filed against the Waukegan landscaper. The accident is still under investigation.

In another catastrophic Illinois truck collision that also took place on Wednesday, this one in DuPage County, 19-year-old Romeoville resident James Kaylor died when he lost control of his vehicle. His auto then crossed the center line before striking an oncoming truck in a head-on crash.

Kaylor was pronounced dead at the DuPage County truck crash site,

Proving liability in any kind of Illinois traffic accident can be tough. There will likely be a lot of evidence to sift through, witnesses to interview, and vehicle documents and driver records to go over. There may be more than one party responsible for the truck accident. In some instances, the party liable for an Illinois truck crash may not have even been at the scene of the accident when it happened. For example, if a defective auto part was what caused a vehicle to swerve onto the middle of the road and into oncoming traffic or faulty maintenance caused a vehicle’s brakes to fail, the parties liable for the traffic crash might include a truck/vehicle manufacturer or a maintenance repair shop.

This is why you need to contact an experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer about your case.

Romeoville teen killed in car-truck accident in Woodridge, The Daily Herald, September 9, 2009

Mundelein boy critical after being hit by truck, Mundelein Review, September 17, 2009

Related Web Resource:
Truck accident, Justia

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