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There was a five-vehicle accident Monday afternoon (August 1, 2016) on I-80 near Ottawa, which is in LaSalle County.   The accident involved four trucks and a car.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened in the westbound lanes near mile marker 93.  The crash happened at approximately 1:00 p.m.

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There was an accident early Friday morning (June 19, 2015) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Summit in which a semi truck collided with 13 other vehicles.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 3:40 a.m., and occurred after a semi truck driver fell asleep, at which time his truck collided with 13 cars in a construction zone.  The accident happened on I-55 south of First Avenue.

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A lawsuit has been filed regarding the January 27, 2014 I-88 fatal truck accident. This truck accident was summarized in the January 28, 2014 post titled “Fatal I-88 Truck Collision.”

In this truck accident, Vincent Petrella, an Illinois Tollway worker, was killed, and Illinois State Police Trooper Douglas Balder was seriously injured.

The lawsuit that has been filed was done so by Trooper Douglas Balder. He and his wife, Kimberli Balder, are both named as plaintiffs in this lawsuit.

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There was a truck rollover accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 81st Street on Saturday morning (February 1, 2014).

This vehicle accident, which involved a car and semi truck, happened at approximately 5:30 a.m.

An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com news article of February 1, 2014, titled “Dan Ryan semi crash blocks southbound lanes near 81st Street” :

Sources told Eyewitness News that the trucker was attempting to steer clear of a car that loss control and slammed into wall and that the driver of the car was cited by Illinois state police for driving too fast for conditions, but no ticket was issued to the trucker.

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There was a fatal truck accident on Interstate 88 (I-88) in Aurora on Monday night, January 27, 2014.

This truck accident happened as an IDOT equipment operator and an Illinois State Police (ISP) Trooper were assisting the driver of a semi truck that was disabled in the eastbound lanes, near Eola Road. At approximately 9:45 p.m., another semi truck collided with the disabled semi, the IDOT truck, and the Illinois State Police car.

The resulting collision created a fire that engulfed all of the vehicles.

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There was a massive multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 94 near Michigan City in Indiana on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014. The accident happened at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Weather conditions, including near-blizzard snow conditions that resulted in “whiteout” conditions, contributed to the accident, which involved 46 vehicles – including 19 semi trucks. Very cold temperatures imperiled those injured in the accident.

Three people died as a result of the multi-vehicle accident, and over 20 people were injured.

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The City of Chicago is close to approving another legal settlement regarding the May 2011 accident caused by a drunken City of Chicago worker who plowed his truck into a crowd of pedestrians on a Gold Coast sidewalk.

The May 22, 2011 post, titled “City Truck Collision Sends 8 To Hospital In Chicago,” summarizes the original truck accident. The December 12, 2012 post, titled “City Of Chicago $6.25 Million Settlement Of Lawsuit” summarizes a previous lawsuit settlement. The September 23, 2013 post, titled “$2.4 Million Jury Verdict Awarded To Man Hit By City Of Chicago Truck” discusses a jury verdict awarded to Stephen Dewart, who was also injured during the accident.

As well, the July 20, 2011 post, titled “Woman Hit By City of Chicago Truck May 21 Recall Accident” discusses the recollections and injuries of Jennifer Anton, a victim of this truck accident, who filed a civil lawsuit regarding this vehicle accident.

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There was a three-vehicle on Illinois Route 47 near Yorkville early Friday morning (December 27, 2013) in which two drivers were injured.

The vehicle accident, involving a semi and two pickup trucks, happened at approximately 7:14 a.m. near Illinois Route 47 and Walker Road. Dense fog may have played a role in the vehicle accident.

The Illinois State Police (ISP) say the accident happened when a semi truck “t-boned” an eastbound pickup truck. After this initial collision, the pickup truck then struck another pickup truck.

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