Posted On: February 9, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Teenager Struck by Cement Truck Sustains Head Injury and Broken Pelvis

A 17-year-old boy who was struck by a cement truck is expected to recover. Mike Philbrook, a high school junior, was crossing the street on Thursday morning when the truck accident happened.

Philbrook went under the truck after he was struck. He had to be flown to the hospital. The teenager suffered a head contusion and broke his pelvis. He was scheduled to undergo surgery over the weekend to repair the pelvic area.

According to investigators, who are investigating the cause of the cement truck accident, sunlight may have been a factor in causing the collision. Following the truck crash, the truck was weighed, unloaded, weight, and brought to the police station where it will stay while the probe is under way.

Illinois Cement Truck Accidents
Cement trucks are large, heavy vehicles that can cause serious injuries during a traffic accident—especially if the victim is a pedestrian who has no protection whatsoever from the impact of the collision. Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries can be life altering and very expensive to treat. It can be hard to prove liability in any kind of truck crash without the help of an experienced Chicago, Illinois truck crash law firm representing you.

While truck crashes are not always the trucker's fault, there is a lot that he/she can do to prevent these collissions from happening. Large truck occupants are always at an advantage over other motorists and pedestrians when it comes to safety during a collision.

It is important that you know the extent of your injuries, damages, and costs before agreeing to settle your Illinois truck crash case.

Cement truck accident victim doing well, parents say, Wicked Local, February 4, 2010

North Shore Tech student hit by concrete truck, suffers broken pelvis, Eagle Tribune, February 5, 2010

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