Posted On: September 3, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Chicago Semi-Truck Accident Sends Man to Hospital with Burn Injuries

A Chicago semi-truck crash that took place earlier this month on Interstate 90 close to Hoffman Estates left a Pontiac man with minor burn injuries on his body. The semi-tractor driver and co-driver also were hurt.

The Chicago tractor-trailer accident happened at around 10:50 August 10 after the semi-truck rear-ended 24-year-old Travis Miller’s 2002 BMW, which had broken down in an eastbound lane. The large truck then hit the median wall. Both motor vehicles caught fire.

Miller was able to escape from his car through a window. He was later flown by air to a Park Ridge hospital and then a Maywood hospital for treatment of his burns. 24-year-old trucker Fidel Santa and hid co-driver 25-year-old Efrain Garcia were treated at a Hoffman Estates hospital for their truck accident injuries. An investigation into who caused the Hoffman Estates truck crash is underway.

In Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Will County, Illinois, our Chicago truck accident law firm represents motorists and truck drivers injured in trucking collisions. Common causes of truck crashes:

• Inadequate driver training
• Overloaded trucks
• Distracted driving
• Poor maintenance
• Driver fatigue
• Drowsy driving
• Failure to yield the right of way
• Following too closely
• Drunk driving
• Distracted driving
• Speeding
• Poor road conditions
• Poor visibility
• Aggressive driving
• Driving while talking on a cell phone

Do NOT try to settle your Cook County truck accident case without exploring your legal options first. You may not know the extent of your injuries or costs that you may incur as a result of being the victim of a large truck accident.

3 hurt in fiery I-90 crash in Hoffman Estates, The Courier News, August 11, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Truck Accidents, Justia

An experienced Chicago truck accident law firm can help you obtain the maximum recovery owed.

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