Two Injured in Barrington, IL, 18-wheeler Accident on Highway 14
Barrington, IL -- March 7, 2017, two sustained injuries as the result of an accident where their pickup was hit by an 18-wheeler on Highway 14.
Local authorities and hazard crews were called to the accident scene at approximately 11:29 p.m. near the intersection Highway 14 and Hart Road.
According to preliminary reports, two people, ages 35 and 49, were traveling westbound on the highway in a pickup truck. As they slowed down, they were struck from behind by an 18-wheeler hauling what was originally reported as vegetable oil but turned out to be a chemical used in making polyurethane.
The semi caught fire as a result of the collision, but those involved were able to escape the wreckage before further injuries were suffered. The occupants of the pickup had non-critical injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. The 18-wheeler driver was treated at the scene.
Authorities say the truck driver was cited for failing to reduce speed. They did not release any additional details.
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