A Chicago area truck accident has resulted in six people being taken by ambulance to area hospitals, according to Trib Local. The multiple vehicle accident occurred after the driver of the construction truck crossed over the center line on route 30 in the area of Heggs Road in Plainfield around 6:30 PM on Monday.
The truck hit a car and a pickup truck, and then struck a semi truck. The semi truck then burst into flames, and the construction vehicle also caught on fire.
The driver of the semi and one of the occupants in the pickup truck were taken by ambulance to Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora. Both were reportedly in critical condition. Two others riding in the pickup, and the driver of the car involved, were also injured and taken to Rush Copley.
The construction truck driver was taken to Loyola Medical Center in Chicago in critical condition. He had to be extricated from his burning vehicle.
Route 30 between hundred and 11th St. and Heggs Road were closed for a period of time. Firefighters and ambulances from multiple jurisdictions such as Oswego responded to the accident.
The Illinois State Police are handling the crash investigation. What caused construction truck to cross the center-line has not been reported.
In a case like this, is a good bet that Illinois truck accident lawyers will get involved in the case and lawsuits will be filed. The reports indicate that several parties were significantly injured, and a commercial vehicle caused the accident. Typically, commercial vehicles that are involved construction work have larger liability insurance policies of $1 million or more.