Posted On: April 22, 2011 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Semi-Trailer Crash on Highway 34 Kills One Trucker

Trucker Bradley Conkle is dead following an Illinois truck accident involving three semi-trucks on Highway 34. The multi-vehicle collision occurred at around 3am on Monday and the road had to be shut down for several hours so clean up crews could do their job.

According to investigators, Conkle appears to have lost control of the white 1996 Kenworth dump trailer that he was driving, which caused the semi-truck to overturn. The semi-truck driven by trucker Danny Brown then crashed into the dump trailer, which was also struck by a semi-trailer operated by James Farmer. Conkle was pronounced dead at the Illinois truck crash site while Farmer and Brown were treated at the hospital for their injuries.

Truckers Getting Injured in Illinois Truck Crashes
Our Chicago truck crash lawyers work with truck drivers that have suffered serious injuries in large truck crashes that were caused by other parties negligence or carelessness. Even with their big rigs, truck drivers can also get hurt in traffic crashes, sustaining traumatic brain injuries, head trauma, broken bones, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, severed limbs, and burn injuries.

It is a good idea to speak with an experienced Illinois truck crash firm about how recover your compensation from all liable parties. Some common causes of Illinois truck accidents:

• Distracted driving
• Drunk driving
• Drowsy driving
• Truck defects
• Faulty maintenance
• Poor road conditions
• Poor weather conditions

Our Chicago truck accident lawyers are experienced in dealing with trucking companies, their insurers, big rig truck owners, and other parties that could be liable for your injuries. We also have Illinois workers’ compensation lawyers to make sure that injured truckers receive all of the work injury benefits that their employer owes them.

One killed in pileup that closed highway, KFVS 12, April 18, 2011

Related Web Resources:
Fatality Analysis Reporting System

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

More Blog Posts:
Distracted Driving a Factor in Illinois Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Multi-Vehicle Collision on I-77 That Sends Two to the Hospital, Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Appeals Court Affirms $23.75M Will County Tractor-Trailer Accident Award Over Man’s 2004 Illinois Wrongful Death, Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, April 9, 2011

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