Pecatonica, IL (November 27, 2019) – According to initial reports, three individuals were taken by ambulance to the hospital after a crash involving a semi-truck and two passenger cars on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred on Route 20 and Pecatonica Road.
The accident took place just after 11:00 a.m, directly across from the Illinois State Police District 16 headquarters.
It is believed that all victims will survive their injuries, the Illinois State Police has reported.
The police explained that the semi was traveling westbound on Route 20 and as it approached the intersection of Pecatonica Road it was unable to reduce its speed to stop. A Jeep Cherokee and a Honda CRV were stopped westbound on Route 20 at that same intersection. As a result of the semi being unable to stop, it rear-ended both vehicles.
There were significant delays in traffic as a result. Traffic was diverted from the area. The ISP indicated that they are still investigating the crash and charges are pending
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Major Accidents With Semi Trucks In Pecatonica
Accidents with commercial trucks aren’t as common as passenger vehicle accidents but when they occur, they often have devastating results. These large trucks are involved in approximately 2.4% of all accidents in the country and one person will be either injured or lose their life in an accident with a truck every 16 minutes. According to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), there are more than 500,000 truck-related accidents that take place every year. Of all truck-related accidents, 16% are the fault of the truck driver.
After a serious accident with a semi, you have to focus on recovering from your injuries not on the legal battle ahead. The Janesville semi-truck accident attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help.
Our team of Wisconsin automobile accident injury attorneys cares about supporting victims who sustained injuries in accidents that were not their fault. We will fight on your behalf so that you obtain the highest amount of compensation for your damages.
Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. Our talented and experienced Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys are here for you to discuss your accident experience.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.