Posted On: September 28, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Forest View, Illinois Truck Crash Injures Construction Worker

A Forest View, Illinois truck accident on a Stevenson Expressway off-ramp in southwest suburban Forest View has claimed the life of a construction worker. The Illinois truck crash occurred on September 17.

According to police, Milan Tomasevic, the driver of a freight truck, struck construction worker Aurelio Rosales while making a right turn at the top of the ramp. Rosales, 33, was repairing a barrier fence at the time. He ended up getting caught between the large truck’s trailer and the metal barricade. He sustained crushing injuries from the Forest View semitrailer crash and was transported to a Maywood hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Rosales was working for the Illinois Department of Transportation and contractor Midwest Fence. reports that signs had been posted for trucks not to turn right at the bottom of the ramp because of the bridge rebuilding project that was underway. Tomasevic, who works for G&S Expedited Freight, has received traffic citations for disobeying a traffic control device, failing to stop for construction, and making an improper turn.

Cook County Truck Accidents
Injuries from a truck crash can be catastrophic. It is important that you start exploring your legal options right away. If you were injured or someone you love was killed in a Chicago truck crash while on the job, you won’t be able to sue the employer involved—although Illinois workers’ compensation or survivors benefits are likely owed to you—but you may be able to sue the truck company, the truck driver, and/or other liable third parties.

Under Illinois law, killing or hurting a construction worker in a work zone can result in a $10 maximum fine and up to 14 years in prison. Rosales is the 3rd construction worker and the 22nd person to die in an Illinois construction zone accident this year.

Construction worker killed by truck, Chicago Tribune, September 18, 2010

Worker Dies After Being Hit, Crushed By Truck, CBS2Chicago, September 18, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Work Zone Safety, Illinois Tollway

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