Posted On: January 27, 2011 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Tractor-Trailer Accidents Sends Woman to the Hospital After Her Vehicle Hits a Utility Pole

Jessica L. Topala, a 22-year-old Algonguin woman, was injured yesterday when her vehicle was struck in an Illinois semi-truck crash. The impact of the collision sent her car into a utility pole.

Crystal Lake Police believe the tractor-trailer accident happened when a Mack truck driven by Efrain B. Garcia hit Topala’s Mustangs She then lost control of the car. Topala was left incapacitated but conscious and she was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are not considered non-life threatening.

The day before, in another Illinois truck crash involving two tractor-trailer units, two other women did not survive. Betty Smith, 43, and Cynthia Riggs, 42, died from injuries that they sustained when the vehicle they were was rear-ended as it was attempting to turn left by one of the trucks that did not slow down. The impact of the crash forced the Pontiac into the westbound lane where it was hit on the passenger side by another tractor-trailer. The impact from that collision caused the women’s car to hit the first truck’s trailer.

The two women were thrown from the Pontiac and pronounced dead at the Illinois truck crash site.

Illinois Truck Accident Lawsuit
Even if you or someone you love was seriously injured in a Chicago tractor-trailer crash that was caused by the trucker’s negligence, this does not mean that you will easily be able to obtain personal injury or wrongful death recovery. This is why it is so important that you work with a Chicago semi-truck accident law firm that has the experience to successfully pursue your claim or lawsuit. There is a lot involved in proving liability in a large truck accident.

Truck driver charged after double fatal, CarmiTimes, January 27, 2011

Algonquin Woman Injured in Crystal Lake Accident, Algonquin Patch, January 27, 2011

Related Web Resources:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Center for National Bus and Truck Statistics

Our Chicago truck crash lawyers know how to determine and prove liability in a tractor-trailer crash case. This is not the type of injury case to pursue without legal help!

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