Truck Accident Results In Five People Being Critically Injured

Truck accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety problem in and around Lake County. On this site, many aspects of truck accidents – including statistics and the severity of accident injuries that typically during truck accidents – is further discussed on the “Truck Accidents” page. Also discussed on that page is the main reasons for truck accidents, many of which are the fault of the truck driver.

As mentioned on that page, often there is a significant need for injury compensation for those who have been injured during crashes involving trucks. This significant need is due to many factors, including the high cost of medical care as well as often-significant extent of injuries. Typically, those who have been hurt in such crashes that weren’t their fault file a personal injury lawsuit in order to receive accident compensation.

On Sunday (April 21, 2019) afternoon there was a truck accident on the Edens in which five people were critically injured. This wreck involved a semi truck colliding with four cars at approximately 2:17 p.m. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened on eastbound I-94 at mile marker 26.5, near South Pfingsten Road.

An excerpt concerning the incident, from the April 21, 2019 NBC Chicago article titled “5 Critically Hurt in Chain Reaction Crash on Edens“:

At least five people suffered life-threatening injuries after a semi-truck failed to stop and crashed into several vehicles on Interstate 94 Sunday afternoon. 

According to police, the vehicles were stopped because of heavy traffic on the roadway. The semi-trailer, driven by 23-year-odl Jeffrie Baker of Chicago, failed to yield to the traffic, slamming into multiple cars. 

Baker was issued a citation for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

This Edens truck accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the April 21 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “5 Critically Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On Edens Expressway In Northbrook.”


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


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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 Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.