Madison County, IL (July 12, 2023) – A major commercial vehicle accident took place in Madison County early Wednesday morning, claiming the lives of multiple victims.
Just before 2:00 a.m. on July 12, the Illinois State Police responded to the site of a traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 70.
Preliminary investigations provided by the state police show that a Greyhound bus collided with three semi-truck tractor-trailers on Interstate 70 at the Silver Lake Rest Area. The accident caused emergency officials to immediately shut down the road.
Three people involved in the accident were fatally injured. At least 14 other victims were injured and had to be transported to area hospitals. Four helicopters and multiple ambulances responded to the scene to provide transportation.
At this time, the accident is being investigated.
We hope all of the people hurt as a result of this accident recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the families of all three victims who died in this crash.
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Our team of experienced fatal truck accident lawyers at Burg Simpson has the resources and expertise necessary to support you emotional, financially, and legally during this time. With our free consultation, we are dedicated to helping identify those responsible for the crash and seeking justice on your behalf while providing guidance throughout the entire process. If you or someone you know have been affected by a devastating loss due to a tragic road accident, reach out today by calling (888) 895-2080 for help with exploring your options.
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