It has happened to most of us. We are on the Interstate and get wedged between two semi-trucks. This can be frightening, as it becomes apparent just how helpless our cars and SUVs would be when struck by a massive 18-wheeler. While this is certainly true, and many Illinois residents find themselves seriously harmed in these wrecks, it is not only the semi-trucks in front of and beside us that we have to worry about. In fact, the big rigs behind us can be just as dangerous, if not more so, than those we can see in front of us.
Illinois residents may have heard about the recent tragic multi-vehicle accident involving a 34-year-old Illinois truck driver. Investigators say the alleged failure of the truck driver to slow down as he approached a construction zone resulted in a collision involving seven vehicles in total. Sadly, as a result of this tragic collision, five people died.