La Salle County, IL Truck Accident Causes Injuries on Rt. 251
La Salle County, IL -- September 29, 2020, injuries were reported following an accident where a semi-truck and another vehicle collided on Route 251.
Investigators with the Illinois State Police reported that the crash happened at around 6:30 a.m. north of Mendota.
According to initial reports, a semi-truck and a car somehow crossed paths along Route 251. For reasons unclear, the vehicles collided, entrapping one person in the car. Injuries were reported, but the severity of those injuries isn't clear at this time.
Investigations are ongoing.
While it's not clear exactly what happened here, any crash involving a semi-truck is going to be complex. Quite frankly, making sure victims affected by the crash have all the answers they need will likely require more than just a police report. I've litigated hundreds of commercial vehicle wrecks over the years, and I've lost count of how many times reports left out crucial details or simply got the facts wrong. That's why independent investigations are so crucial in these situations. Victims and families need to ensure they have all the facts going forward so they can get the help they need.