Posted On: April 22, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Lombard, Illinois Traffic Crash Involving Semi-Truck and Minivan Claims Woman’s Life

A 49-year-old woman has died after she was fatally injured in a DuPage County traffic crash involving an 18-wheeler truck and a minivan on Monday night. Pascula Hernandez-Gutierrez was pronounced dead on Tuesday morning.

According to authorities, at around 8:15 pm on Monday, a Jewel-Osco semi-truck collided with a minivan at a Lombard intersection. The driver of the van lost control and the vehicle rolled over, striking Hernandez-Gutierrez and a male pedestrian who were walking together on a sidewalk.

The pedestrians were pinned under the van and bystanders helped lift the vehicle off the two of them. The victims were transported to a Downers Grove hospital for treatment of their serious injuries. The minivan’s driver was treated at the same hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Chicago Truck Accidents

Proving liability in a traffic crash can be tough unless you have legal help. An experienced Chicago, Illinois truck crash law firm can determine whether you should pursue a claim against a trucking company and truck driver and/or if there are other parties that should be held liable.

Our DuPage County truck collision lawyers know how devastating it can be to live with catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one because another party was negligent, careless, or reckless. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to obtain Illinois motor vehicle crash compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, wrongful death, loss of benefits, property damage, funeral costs, cremation, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other damages.

Lombard IL 18-wheeler accident: Pedestrian pinned under van after collision, Justice News Flash, April 20, 2010

Woman struck by minivan in Lombard dies, Sun-Times, April 20, 2010

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