Posted On: February 17, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Cook County Semi-Truck Accident Kills Woman Who Had Just Changed Tire on I-294

A Frankfort, Illinois woman died late Monday night when she was struck by a semi-truck on I-294. Stacy Mchale, a 36-year-old mother of two, had just finished changing her flat tire and was about to sit back in the driver’s seat when the tragic Cook County truck crash happened. No charges have been filed against the truck driver.

She leaves behind her husband, 9-year-old daughter, 13-year-old son, mother, and siblings.

Chicago, Illinois Truck Accidents
If you believe that a negligent semi-truck driver caused your traffic accident, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced Chicago, Illinois truck crash lawyerr. Your first consultation is free and this will allow you to determine whether you have grounds for a Chicago personal injury lawsuit.

18-wheeler trucks, big rig trucks, garbage trucks, semi-trailers, and other large trucks are so massive in size and weight that most motorists and pedestrians involved in a Chicago truck crash will likely have sustained serious if not fatal injuries. Burns, disfigurement, spinal cord injuries, severed limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and other serious injuries can result. It is important to determine whether distracted driving, drowsy driving, cell phone use, text message, drunk driving, failure to abide by the hours of service rule or other commercial traffic regulations, poor truck maintenance, truck malfunction, or a defective truck part contributed to causing the collision.

Homewood mother of 2 killed on tollway, SouthtownStar, February 17, 2010

Woman with flat tire struck, killed by semi, ABC Local, February 16, 2010

Related Web Resource:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

In Cook County, Will County, Lake County, and DuPage County, Contact Chicago, Illinois truck accident lawyer Steve Malman. We even have a full-time doctor on staff, who is also a law school graduate, that can examine your injuries to determine how much medical treatments, recovery, and any ongoing nursing care will cost so that an accurate injury claim can be filed.

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