Westbound I-88 Truck Accident Injures Man Driving SUV

There was an I-88 truck accident Tuesday (September 4, 2018) in which a man driving a SUV was injured and hospitalized.

The accident involved a semi truck that apparently “rear-ended” a SUV as both vehicles were traveling westbound on Interstate 88 at approximately 6:15 p.m.

An excerpt regarding this I-88 truck accident, from the Naperville Sun article of September 5, 2018 titled “I-88 crash sends Naperville man to the hospital;  semi driver ticketed.”  An excerpt:

Illinois State Police said the semi-truck driver clipped the rear bumper of an SUV being driven by DeeJay Singh, 46, of Naperville, who was headed west on I-88 about 6:15 p.m. The rear bumper of a red sports car was also struck.

Singh was injured and taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville for treatment of his accident injuries.

No one else was injured during this DuPage County truck accident, according to the Illinois State Police.

The truck driver was cited for improper lane usage as well as driving too fast for conditions.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this I-88 truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

There are various types of injuries that can result from one vehicle “rear-ending” another vehicle.   One of these types of injuries is commonly referred to as “whiplash,” which is further discussed on the “whiplash” page.  As discussed on that page, there are many symptoms that can result from such an injury.

Naperville Truck Accident Leads To I-88 “Chain-Reaction Crash”

There was a Naperville truck accident that happened on Interstate 88 (I-88) Sunday (August 19, 2018) morning.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at approximately 10:46 a.m. near milepost 123.  For a currently undetermined reason, a semi truck failed to slow down in time and “rear-ended” a 2009 Nissan.

A “chain-reaction crash” followed this Naperville truck accident, with the Nissan hitting a Lexus, which then hit a Chevrolet.

Among those injured because of the crash were the occupants of the Nissan.  An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured and unresponsive at the accident scene, and received CPR from a nurse who had stopped to help at the accident.  That boy was then taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for an emergency surgery and other treatment of his injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, identified as a 50-year-old Montgomery man, and a 45-year-old female passenger were also injured and taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital for medical treatment.

The driver and passenger of the Lexus, identified as a 52-year-old man and 54-year-old woman from Sugar Grove, were taken to Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora for treatment of their accident injuries.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Naperville truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 20, 2018 Naperville Patch article titled “Chain-Reaction Crash Involving Semi Seriously Injures Boy, 11” as well as the August 20 Daily Herald article titled “Boy injured in four-vehicle pileup on I-88.”

Semi Truck And Car Collide Near Downers Grove Intersection

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.”

Accident Attributed To Truck Driving Too Fast For Conditions

There are many reasons why a loss of vehicle control may occur.  The overall topic of loss of vehicle control that leads to vehicle accidents – including accident injuries and legal issues stemming from such crashes – is discussed on the “DuPage County Accidents Involving Loss Of Control” page.

One factor that may lead to a loss of control accident is if a driver is traveling “too fast for conditions.”  While there may be many reasons why traveling at a certain speed would be considered “driving too fast for conditions,” generally adverse weather conditions (e.g. fog, snow, heavy rain, ice) and/or heavy traffic are common factors that might lead to such a determination.

There was a three-vehicle crash on I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) near Oak Brook at the Cermak Toll plaza August 14, 2017.  The accident allegedly involved a semi truck driving too fast for conditions.  The semi truck “rear-ended” a SUV.  The SUV then “rear-ended” another semi truck.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Chicago Sun-Times article of August 14, 2017 titled “3-vehicle crash slowing northbound I-294 near Cermak Toll“:

The drivers were taken to hospitals in Elmhurst, Hinsdale and Maywood, but the extent of their injuries was not known.

Additional details regarding this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the sources mentioned above.

Fatal I-294 Truck Accident Near Hinsdale-Western Springs Border

There was a fatal truck accident early Tuesday morning (May 10, 2016) on I-294 near the border of Hinsdale and Western Springs.

According to the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at approximately  2:30 a.m. as a southbound UPS semi truck lost control for a currently unknown reason and struck a center median.

The UPS truck driver was identified as Glen D. Dantuma, 61, of Hartford, Wisconsin.  He was taken to pronounced dead after being taken to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 10, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “UPS driver killed in crash on I-294” as well as the May 10 fox6now article titled “Hartford semi driver killed in crash in Chicago suburb of Hinsdale.”

Fatal Truck Accident On I-88 Near Naperville

There was a fatal truck accident Monday evening (April 25, 2016) on I-88 near Naperville.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the truck accident happened as a large box truck and semi were both traveling westbound on I-88.  At approximately 5:45 p.m., as the trucks were near Naperville Road, traffic slowed and the box truck “rear-ended” the semi truck.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of April 25, 2016, titled “Man dies after crash on I-88 near Naperville“:

The driver of the truck, 25-year-old Daniel Garcia, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Garcia lived in southwest suburban Yorkville.

The driver of the semi truck was hurt, and he was taken to Edwards Hospital in Naperville for treatment of his accident injuries.  Those injuries were considered to be “minor” in nature.

Additional details regarding this DuPage County fatal truck collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the April 26 Naperville Patch article titled “1 Dead in Naperville Traffic Crash.”

Rollover Accident In Lisle Injures Driver

There was a rollover crash Wednesday morning (December 30, 2014) in Lisle that injured a man.

According to Lisle Police, the accident involved two vehicles, and the crash happened at 7:20 a.m. in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue.

The vehicle that rolled over was described as a “red truck” which rolled over in the eastbound lanes.  Its male driver suffered minor accident injuries during the rollover crash and was taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville.

Additional details regarding this DuPage County rollover crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 31, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Rollover crash injures man in Lisle” as well as the December 31 Naperville Patch article titled “One Injured in Rollover Crash in Lisle.”