One Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on West Whitehall Court in Peoria, IL
Peoria, IL -- September 26, 2020, a man was injured when attempting to fix his semi at his residence on Saturday afternoon in Peoria, Illinois.
According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred around 2:20 p.m. in the 100 block of West Whitehall Court. An unnamed man apparently became trapped under his semi-truck.
“The [victim] climbed onto the trailer and had placed his legs underneath the trailer," said Michael Hughes of the Peoria Fire Department. "While trying to fix the problem with the connection, the trailer collapsed pinning the person’s legs underneath the trailer.”
Firefighters arrived to the scene. They used inflatable airbags to lift the trailer, and the man was extricated from the trailer. EMS transported the victim to a local hospital with unknown injuries.