Six people were injured– three of them young children — in a Chicago trucking accident on Thursday.
The accident occurred when a car trying to enter the Bishop Ford Expressway collided with a semi-tractor trailer truck, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center.
A gold Buick LeSabre was rear-ended as it tried to merge onto the expressway at 130th Street. The Buick lost control and was hit by the trailer of the truck, pinning the victims.
A Fire Department spokesman reported that the accident occurred at about 10 a.m. and blocked the southbound lanes near where a chemical spill closed the same stretch of road on Wednesday.
In that incident, a trooper with the Chicago State Police noticed a semi leaking corrosive liquid, which forced the highway’s closure, according to the Sun-Times.
It is the latest in a series of incidents on the Expressway: On July 10, a construction worker was struck by a drunk driver in an accident on Bishop Ford, according to the Chicago Tribune.
In Thursday’s trucking accident, the victims of both cars were taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island and Roseland Community Hospital.
Three of those injured were in good to fair condition and three were in fair to serious condition when first taken to the hospital, according to authorities.
While police reported the Buick tried to merge improperly, a Chicago car accident lawyer could help the victims determine their rights. While the Buick driver is at least partially at fault, all the passengers in that car will have a good personal injury case. Also, if the truck driver was injured, he or she may have a work injury case and a claim against the other driver’s insurance carrier.
In the second accident, the construction worker would have a case against the driver that hit him and also can pursue a workers’ compensation case for getting hurt on the job.