Four Injured in 3-Truck Accident on Interstate 80 in Grundy County, IL
Grundy County, IL — December 7, 2022, four people were injured in a crash between three semi-trucks along Interstate 80 in Grundy County.
Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday along I-80 eastbound between Morris and Seneca. Preliminary information suggests only that three commercial semi-trucks collided somehow in the area and four people involved in the crash were taken to an area hospital.
The accident remains under investigation. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on 3-Truck Accident on I-80 Grundy County
I often caution people against thinking any crash involving a commercial vehicle--let alone more than one--is ever really simple. When a big rig collides with a personal vehicle the trucking company is likely to spring into action gathering details it can use to argue its driver wasn't to blame; two or more trucks colliding with each other may mean all the companies will do that. The question of fault will become an extended game of "hot potato" between the companies as they bicker back and forth about who or what is to blame for the damage; meanwhile, the victims may find themselves frustratingly sidelined.
As with most crashes, the best way to get around all that finger-pointing and blame-deflecting is to find clear and compelling evidence of exactly what happened and why. News and even police reports rarely have enough information to clarify that, however, which is why I often recommend that independent investigators take a closer look. Without a case built around indisputable facts, many people--including those who assumed trucking-industry solidarity would ensure a company did the right thing--have been shocked and frustrated at the obstacles in their path on the road to recovery.