An I-290 fatal truck accident occurred Monday (August 3, 2020) morning. This I-290 fatal truck accident involved a collision between a semi truck and passenger car.
According to Illinois State Police (ISP) the collision occurred on I-290 west of North Avenue. It happened at 6:54 a.m.
This collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the August 3, 2020 Daily Herald article titled “One person killed in I-290 crash in DuPage County.” An excerpt:
The truck was traveling behind a Buick on westbound I-290, failed to reduce speed and hit the car.
The truck was being driven by a 55-year-old man from Chicago.
The driver of the car was fatally injured during the collision.
The accident investigation is continuing.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this I-290 fatal truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
There are many types of accidents that can occur on expressways. One common type of accident is when one vehicle gets rear-ended by another vehicle, like the accident summarized above.
When someone is rear-ended by another vehicle, there can be a range of injuries that occur. One of the most common injuries is “whiplash.” However, a range of injuries can occur due to the fact that vehicle occupants are often subject to strong and unnatural forces during these collisions. As seen in the above-summarized accident, these accidents can lead to possibly life-threatening injuries, of which some are fatal.
The Elman Joseph Law Group recently settled a lawsuit in which a vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle on a Chicago area expressway. That accident and $350,000 lawsuit settlement is discussed on the “Chicago Area Expressway Accidents And Injury Compensation” post. As seen in that post, the plaintiff suffered injury and pain, and had to have a surgery to repair her shoulder.