Posted On: October 27, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Will County, Illinois Truck Crash Injures Six

Six people were sent to the hospital last week after they were injured in a Plainfield, Illinois traffic crash involving three other vehicles, including a semi-truck and a 16,000-pound construction truck. Illinois State police say that the semi-truck caught fire during the crash.

The traffic crash occurred on October 18 on US 30 at around 6:30 pm when the construction truck went over the center line, hitting a passenger car and a pickup truck before crashing head on with the semi-truck.

While the construction truck driver sustained serious burn injuries and was flown to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, the semi driver, who managed to escape his burning truck, sustained a minor head injury and arm burns. He was taken to an Aurora hospital.

Also injured in the multi-vehicle Will County traffic crash were three people in the passenger car, who reportedly sustained minor injuries, and the pickup truck driver, who suffered a serious arm injury.

Will County, Illinois Truck Accidents
Large truck crashes can cause serious injuries to those involved. In many cases, it is pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, the people riding in other vehicles, and other innocent bystanders that usually end up getting hurt.

Common causes of truck accidents:
• Distracted driving
• Drowsy driving
• Driver inattention
• Texting while driving
• Cell phone use while driving
• Speeding
• Faulty truck maintenance
• Cargo overload
• Violation of FMCSA rules and regulations

6 injured—3 critically—in Plainfield-area wreck, Chicago Breaking News, October 18, 2010

Violent crash sends six to the hospital, ignites semi truck, Plainfield Patch, October 18, 2010

Related Web Resource:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Contact our Will County, Illinois truck crash lawyers to schedule your free case evaluation.

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