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Tag: Truck Accidents

2 lesser-known causes of truck accidents you should know about

The holiday season is well underway. As you and your loved ones in Chicago get ready to enjoy the festivities, shop and travel to spend more time with family and friends, you should think about how commercial vehicle accidents can ruin your …

The dangerous traits of semitrucks

Obeying all traffic laws can significantly reduce the risk of getting into an accident with another passenger vehicle. However, basic safety standards are not enough to prevent severely damaging accidents with semitrucks in Chicago. These large commercial vehicles require additional precautions to …

Fatal Illinois truck accident part II: Trucking co. safety record

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about the fatal truck crash that occurred last week on Interstate 88 near Aurora. The driver who caused the truck accident was apparently suffering from fatigue and had allegedly been working for approximately 36 …

Fatal truck accident results in prison time for Chicago driver

We have previously written about the devastating truck accidents caused by drivers who are sleep deprived, distracted or impaired by drugs/alcohol. While drivers of any type of motor vehicle are dangerous under the aforementioned conditions, truck drivers are particularly dangerous …

Truck driver causes fatal crash while choking on food

A couple weeks ago, we discussed some common behaviors drivers engage in that are likely to cause distracted driving accidents. Of course, every Illinois driver knows that texting while driving is illegal and dangerous, but there are plenty of other …

Illinois truck driver killed in explosive truck accident

Because of their sheer size and weight, truck accidents are often devastating regardless of the load the truck is carrying. But when a truck carrying volatile or hazardous materials is involved in a crash, the scene can quickly become a …