The Chicago truck accident lawyers at Zneimer & Zneimer p.c. report that two people were critically injured in Alsip, Illinois on Saturday, January 12 when a passenger car rear-ended a semi truck. The crash happened at 6 a.m. when the Ford Taurus of one of the victims became stuck under the semi truck . The driver of the Taurus and his passenger had to be extricated from their car and were by emergency personnel and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and were listed in critical condition.
According to the truck driver who was from McAllen, Texas, the truck driver had just begun a left turn when he felt something strike his trailer.
The Illinois Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be extra careful around trucks and to be aware that trucks have blind spots. The IDOT urges drivers to remember:
– That if you cannot see the truck’s side mirrors, then the truck driver will not be able to see you.
-Never enter the area between the truck and a shoulder or curb when a truck driver has his turn signal on.
-Do not enter the lane in front of a truck until you can see the entire front portion of the truck.
Because of the visibility problems that a truck drivers have, it is important that drivers exercise extreme caution when driving around trucks.