Semi-truck drivers have a responsibility on the roadways to operate the large vehicles in a manner that is safe. When the semi-truck driver doesn't do that, an accident can happen. An accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Tuesday afternoon involving two semi-trucks and a bus proves that semi-truck drivers must drive safely to avoid accidents.
The accident happened when a red semi-truck slammed into a concrete wall after going off the roadway. The truck was carrying a trailer that separated from the truck and hit a bus. That impact made the bus swerve left. The bus hit a white semi-truck. That semi-truck hit a median barrier.
The bus that was involved in the truck accident was taking 38 special needs adults to Robbins from the Pilsen neighborhood. While it is unclear how many people were injured in the accident, several people were taken to Chicago-area hospitals with minor injuries.
The accident shut down the southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway from the time of the afternoon truck accident until 6:30 that evening. The red semi-truck was hauling recycled papers that were spilled across the roadway, so those had to be cleaned up.
The people who were injured in this truck accident might have to deal with bills for transportation to the hospital, treatment while at the hospital and follow-up care. This can place a significant strain on their financial situation.
Anyone who has been injured in a semi-truck accident caused by a driver losing control of the vehicle might opt to seek compensation to help cover the costs associated with the accident. Knowing how to seek compensation can make the process less stressful.
Source: NBC Chicago, "Outbound Dan Ryan Reopens Following Three-Vehicle Crash" No author given, Jun. 03, 2014