• June 14, 2022

One Killed in Truck Rear-end Accident on I-290 in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL -- June 13, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a delivery truck crashed with a semi on I-290.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:00 a.m. at I-290 and Harlem Avenue in the Forest Park area.

According to reports, a van carrying produce somehow crashed into the back of a semi-truck along the main lanes of Interstate 290.

Due to the crash, one person sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Commentary on Fatal Truck Accident on I-290 in Chicago

While it's not clear what caused this crash, folks tend to immediately blame anyone that hits the back of another vehicle. That's likely because those accidents usually involve someone on their phone, going too fast, or following too closely. Maybe that happened here. But there are always other possible explanations to consider.

Chicago, IL Truck Rear-end Accident Kills 1 on I-290 at Harlem Avenue

What about a crash I looked into just a couple of months ago where an 18-wheeler cut someone off from the shoulder? What about a case I handled in which a truck stopped in the middle of the highway without any flares or cones because their company neglected simple yet crucial repairs? What about a situation a co-worker of mine found themselves in down in Florida where a dump truck cut them off from a construction zone during a rainstorm?

It would be absolutely ridiculous to blame someone just because they were the rear vehicle in a collision. The law is nuanced enough to weigh the actions of the drivers involved. That's why it's so important for folks to know they're getting the full story. Is that happening here, or do there still need to be more thorough independent investigations?

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