Category Archives: Truck Accidents

Semi Truck Rollover Accident On I-94 Near Wadsworth

There was a semi truck rollover accident Saturday afternoon (May 13, 2017) from which the truck driver suffered life-threatening injuries.  The accident happened on Interstate 94 near Russell Road outside of Wadsworth.

According to information provided by The Newport Township Fire Protection District, the crash involved a semi tractor-trailer driver losing control of the truck.  The truck then rolled over a guardrail on Interstate 94 outside of Wadsworth.  First responders went to the accident scene at approximately 2:26 p.m.

The truck driver had to be extracted from the truck, and then he was taken to St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was then airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.  His injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 14, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Semitrailer driver in critical condition after I-94 rollover” as well as the May 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Semi driver injured in roll-over crash near Wadsworth.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Factors That Lead To Truck Accidents

Truck accidents that occur in Lake County are discussed on the “Lake County Truck Accidents” page.  This page discusses various Lake County truck accident statistics, and discusses various aspects of truck accidents, including the causes of truck accidents.

An excerpt from that page:

As seen in crash data statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in 2014 there were over 300 semi truck accidents in Lake County.  Of these accidents, 2 were fatal.

(Individual posts that summarize truck accidents (and related issues) that have happened in Lake County are seen under the “Truck Accidents” category.)

Newly-released research seen in Medline Plus (National Institutes of Health) discusses another factor that appears to have an influence on truck crashes – the health of the truck driver.

An excerpt from the January 19, 2017 Medline Plus page titled “Truckers’ Poor Health:  An Accident Waiting to Happen?“:

Researchers examined data from more than 49,000 commercial truck drivers and found that 34 percent had at least one of several health problems — such as heart disease, low back pain and diabetes — that have been linked with poor driving performance.

Truck drivers with three or more of the flagged medical conditions were two to four times more likely to be in a crash than their healthier peers, the University of Utah researchers found.

For example, the rate of crashes resulting in injury among all truck drivers was 29 per 100 million miles traveled, but was 93 per 100 million miles traveled for drivers with three or more of the identified health problems.

However, the study wasn’t designed to prove a cause-and-effect link.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these truck accident issues can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Fatal I-94 Truck Accident Near Half-Day Road

There was a fatal multi-vehicle accident Friday morning (December 23, 2016) on the Tri-State Tollway (westbound I-94) near Half Day Road in Lake Forest.

According to preliminary crash investigation results, the accident happened when a westbound semi truck struck a wheel that was on the highway, causing the truck driver to lose control of the truck at 5:52 a.m.   [please note:  initially it was thought that the truck lost a wheel, causing it to lose control.]

The truck then struck a 2007 Chevrolet, before it struck the concrete median.  In doing so, the truck overturned, and the truck driver was ejected.

An excerpt from the December 23, 2016 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Huge traffic delays caused by fatal accident on I-94“:

The truck hit a light pole when it struck the concrete median barrier and caused the light pole to fall onto eastbound traffic lanes, where it struck a 2016 Subaru.

The driver of the semi truck was declared dead at the accident scene.  He was later identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office as Sharmarke Dahir, 25, of Louisville, Kentucky.

The driver of the Chevrolet suffered injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature, and was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center (Libertyville) for medical treatment.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County expressway accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the December 23 Deerfield Patch article titled “Semi Driver Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Tri-State Tollway Friday.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

I-94 “Chain-Reaction” Crash In Gurnee

There was a multi-vehicle accident Monday afternoon (September 19, 2016) on Interstate 94 (westbound I-94) in Gurnee.  According to a preliminary investigation this “chain-reaction” happened after a semi truck didn’t slow fast enough and ran into a car.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 5:45 p.m., on the TriState at Grand Avenue (near mile marker 8.)  The “chain-reaction” crash involved six vehicles.

Two people had to be extricated from their vehicles.  In all, eight people were injured.

Although none of the accident injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature, one of the people injured was said to be in critical condition.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 20, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “State Police:  Semi started chain-reaction collision on Tri-State” as well as the September 19 Daily Herald article titled “Eight injured in tollway crash in Gurnee.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Truck Rollover On Westleigh Road In Lake Forest

As discussed on the “Lake County Rollover Accidents” page, although vehicle rollover accidents can happen for a number of reasons, there are a set of factors that usually cause or contribute to a rollover accident.

As for truck rollover accidents, excess speed and vehicle loading – which, if done improperly, may cause instability – are two prominent factors that may lead to a truck rollover.

There was a truck rollover accident Friday morning (July 8, 2016) on Westleigh Road, just east of Route 41, in Lake Forest.   This intersection is shown below:

It is unknown what caused this truck rollover accident.  However, the overturned truck had to be lifted by a crane before the roadway was reopened.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.