There has been a truck accident along northbound Route 41 in Highland Park.
This Lake County truck accident, which occurred August 26, 2019, The involved two jackknifed semi trucks and two cars.
An excerpt regarding the crash, from the August 26, 2019 Highland Park Patch article titled “Crash Closes Northbound Route 41 In Highland Park“:
The crash began shortly after 6 a.m. when a tractor-trailer skidded out of control north of Chantilly Court, according to city staff. A second truck crashed as it tried to avoid the first truck. A passenger car slowing down to avoid the crash was then struck by another car.
Three people were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment of accident injuries. Those injuries were considered to be minor injuries.
There has been heavy rain in the area. It is being reported that weather conditions contributed to the crash. As well, various types of construction, including resurfacing, has been ongoing along Route 41.
All northbound traffic is being diverted off of Route 41 at Lake Cook Road.
Discussion of various aspects of truck accidents can be seen on the “Truck Accidents” page. This page provides statistics regarding the number of Lake County truck accidents, as well as the causes of truck accidents.
Due to the various reasons, including the weight of trucks and the time it takes to stop a truck, such accidents often cause serious accident injuries. Some of the worst truck accidents occur due to the semi truck driver driving while “drowsy.” Some fatal truck accidents that have occurred in the area have happened after the truck driver fell asleep at the wheel.
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