Posted On: December 17, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Streator Man Killed in Illinois Semi-Trailer Truck Crash

57-year-old Richard Berry is dead following an Illinois semi-truck crash. Police say the Streator man was on Illinois 23 when he was struck by a semi-trailer at an intersection. The truck driver, David DeFrance, was cited for failing to obey a stop sign. The 50-year-old trucker is from Canton.

Truck crash injuries are frequently catastrophic for its victims. Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and organ damage are just some of the more serious that can occur during a collision with a semi-truck, an 18-wheeler truck, a tractor-trailer, a dump truck, a moving truck, or another large truck.

Common kinds of truck crash include side collisions, when a large truck collides into the side of another motor vehicle, rear-end crashes, when a semi-truck crashes into the back of another vehicle, underride crashes, when the impact of colliding causes a vehicle to go underneath the large truck, truck crash pileups, when a truck crash involves multiple motor vehicles, and jackknife truck crashes.

Do NOT try to settle with the truck company’s insurance company until you speak with an experienced Chicago, Illinois truck accident law firm about your case. It can be difficult to immediately know how much recovery you will need and are owed. Because your emotions may be in turmoil and/or your ability to make clear decisions impaired while you deal with your injuries or cope with the death of a loved one, it may seem easier to get the case resolved right away so you can get on with your life. You may be entitled to more Illinois personal injury compensation or wrongful death recovery than you think.

Report: Streator man dies in fatal crash after semitrailer runs,, December 17, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Trucking Accidents: Common Causes & Liability, NOLO

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