Posted On: November 4, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Woman Killed in Will County, Illinois Semi-Truck Crash

Illinois State Police are reporting one fatality in the Will County semi-truck crash that occurred on Route 394 yesterday morning. The victim, 32-year-old Kelle R. Ill, died at the truck accident site.

According to witnesses, the semitrailer failed to stop at a red light before T-boning the car that Ill was driving. The driver of the semi, Glenn A. Friessen, was not injured during the large truck accident. He was, however, cited for disobeying a traffic device and failure to reduce speed to avoid an injury accident.

Illinois T-Bone Accidents
An Illinois T-bone traffic crash involves one car striking another vehicle from the side. Intersections are a common site for T-bone crashes to occur. Often, drivers involved in a T-bone collision will offer conflicting accounts about what happened.

T-bone crashes can result in serious injuries. Usually, it is the passenger occupant sitting on the side of the vehicle that was struck that is at highest risk of getting hurt. Hopefully, the vehicle that is hit during a broadside crash will have side-impact airbags. That said, these airbags can only provide a certain degree of protection for a passenger.

Common T-bone accident injuries include traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, joint injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, bone injuries, lacerations, head trauma, and internal injuries. Getting struck in a T-bone crash by a large truck can prove fatal.

St. John woman killed in Ill. 394 crash,, November 4, 2010

Woman killed when semi T-bones her car near Crete, Sun-Times, November 3, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


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