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.