Accidents involving semi trucks often cause serious accident injuries. Due to various factors, including the weight of these trucks, as well as their inability to stop quickly, truck accidents have the potential to cause a significant amount of damage to all vehicles involved in an accident.
There are many reasons why a truck accident can occur. Semi trucks are prone to loss of control accidents due to high winds and other adverse weather conditions. As well, if the truck is improperly loaded or overloaded, it can lead to a loss of control under certain circumstances. Other reasons for a semi crash include faulty or defective truck parts, or trucks that are driving despite needing maintenance.
Other reasons for truck accidents involve truck driver error, as further seen on this page discussing reasons for truck accidents.
As well, there have been many Chicago-area accidents in which the truck driver has been drowsy or has fallen asleep while driving prior to a crash.
On this site, various DuPage County truck accidents are discussed in posts found under the “DuPage County Truck Accident” category. Some of these accidents have led to fatalities.
There was an accident in Downers Grove Friday (May 25, 2018) afternoon.
Details on this accident involving a semi appear to be limited at this time. The cause of the accident does not appear to be disclosed; as well, it is not disclosed as to what if any accident injuries occurred because of the crash.
The collision involved a semi truck and car. The collision happened at approximately 2:00 p.m., near the intersection of 75th and Lemont Road.
Additional details and possible updates regarding this semi truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 25 Downers Grove Patch article titled “Semi Crashes Into Car In Busy Intersection In Downers Grove.”