Ellsworth, IL (October 30, 2023) – A fatal truck accident reported in the Ellsworth area claimed the life of a juvenile victim.
The accident occurred at around 3:45 p.m. on October 28.
Reports from the McLean County Sheriff’s Office show that a collision between a passenger car and a semi-truck occurred on 2800 East Road near 1200 North Road during the afternoon hours.
The car was occupied by one adult and two juveniles at the time of the collision.
One person inside the car, a 16-year-old female from Arrowsmith, Illinois, sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead on site.
The driver and the second passenger were both transported to area hospitals for emergency care.
The McLean County Coroner’s Office and the McLean County Accident Reconstruction Team are conducting trash investigations at this time.
We hope the two injured victims recover quickly.
Our sympathies are with the family of the teen who died in this crash.
Statistics from 2022 show that a total of 1269 people died as a result of fatal accidents in our state. Approximately 166 victims lost their lives as a result of truck accidents. Far too often, these accidents are caused by drivers who are negligent and reckless. Leading factors and fatal truck accidents include speeding, distractions, and impairment.
After losing a loved one, your family may have the right to pursue a claim for wrongful death against those who are responsible. Unlike other types of automobile collision cases, truck accidents can involve multiple parties sharing liability. Some of the common parties identified in truck crash claims include:
You must seek legal guidance from a dedicated truck accident lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. Your attorney will be able to work with experts and conduct a thorough investigation to determine all of the negligent actions that led to the crash occurring. They will then help you pursue a claim for compensation to alleviate the impact of funeral costs, burial costs, and more.
At Burg Simpson, we pride ourselves on delivering results and providing exceptional legal representation to our clients. Trust in our proven track record of recovering settlements for those who have suffered due to negligence on the road. Let us fight for the compensation you deserve while you focus on healing and moving forward with your life. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal trucking accident, reach out to our national truck accident law firm today at (888) 895-2080 for a consultation. Let us use our experience and knowledge to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
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