Posted On: December 6, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Semi-Truck Crash Critically Injured Two School Bus Students While At Least 17 Others Receive Medical Treatment

Two young children sustained critical injuries on Friday when the school bus they were riding in collided with a tractor-trailer crash. The large truck crash involved a bus that that the town mayor was driving.

At least 19 children were treated medically following the semi-truck crash. One of the children, a middle school student, was placed in a medically induced coma.

Gil Savoy, the mayor of Port Barre, is a substitute school bus driver. He had pulled over on the side of the road and was slowly moving the bus forward when the vehicle was rear-ended by an 18-wheel truck. Debris came off the truck when the collision occurred.

Savoy and trucker David Cox sustained minor injuries during the large truck accident. An investigation is taking place to determine what happened.

Also today, two people died from massive blunt trauma when a semi-truck hit their passenger vehicle on I-65. The names of the truck crash victims are Jeannie S. Miroballi, 46, and John Miroballi, 68. Police say that the 2004 Chevrolet they were riding was headed north when it left the roadway for a reason that is not yet known and entered the southbound lanes where it was struck by a semi-truck. A second-semi then struck the passenger car. The Miroballis were pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Chicago Truck Accidents
Accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks, semi-truck, tractor-trailers, and other large trucks can be catastrophic for the other parties involved. It is important that you consult with an experienced Chicago truck crash lawyer. Just recently, in Illinois, 22-year-old Nicholas Wells and 20-year-old Jeffrey Denninger were killed when the vehicle they were riding was struck by a Peterbilt semi-truck.

There may be more than one party who should be held liable for your truck crash injuries. Even if criminal charges are not filed against the responsible driver, there could still be grounds for filing an Illinois personal injury lawsuit in civil court.

2 southern Ill. men killed in crash, KFVS12, November 23, 2010

At least 2 Louisiana students critically hurt when truck hits bus, CNN, December 3, 2010

Two die today when auto is struck by semi truck on I65, Chester Tribune, December 3, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Large Trucks, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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