Posted On: November 11, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Truck Accident Kills Two Bicyclists

Police are reporting the deaths of two bicyclists after they were hit by a fertilizer truck yesterday. The victims of the Illinois truck accident are Luis Duran and Teresa Rojas. The two of them were walking their bikes when the three-wheeled truck struck them from behind.

Getting hit by any type of large vehicle can be tough for the victims—especially pedestrians and pedalcyclists who, unlike vehicle occupants, do not have a motor vehicle to provide some protection during impact. Our Chicago truck accident lawyers represent clients that have been injured or lost loved ones in collisions involving all types of large trucks. This is not the type of injury case that you want to pursue without the help of an experienced Illinois truck crash law firm.

Truck crash injuries can result in serious head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, organ damage, burn injuries, and death. As an Illinois truck accident victim, it is important that you explore your legal options as soon as possible.

In other recent truck collision news, 12 people were transported to the hospital on Tuesday after a coal truck struck a school bus on SR 57. The injured included 10 children, the semi-truck driver, and the bus driver.

Just the day before, seven people were treated at a truck accident site and another three were taken to the hospital following a tractor-trailer crash involving several other autos. According to a preliminary investigation, trucker Robert Carl Guinn, 72, swerved into a left hand lane where he struck a 2006 KIA SUV, pushing it over the barrier. The other vehicles then hit debris from the large truck crash and became disabled.

2 bicyclists dead after fertilizer truck accident, Chicago Tribune, November 10, 2010

Accident victims identified Dixon, SaukValley, November 9, 2010

Coal truck sideswipes Washington schools bus; 12 injured, Washington Times-Herald, November 9, 2010

More Details of Tractor Trailer Accident, WCBC, November 8, 2010

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Trucking Accidents, Nolo

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