Accidents in which one vehicle crosses the center line, and causes a collision with an oncoming vehicle, often cause serious accident injuries, and in many cases one or more fatalities. While there are various reasons for why crashes caused by one vehicle crossing the center line causes serious injuries, the collision that follows is often a “head-on collision.” Such “head-on crashes” have led to many fatal accidents in Illinois. If the vehicle occupants (driver and passengers) who are involved in the “head-on collisions” are not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, there is a high possibility that the occupant will be ejected (i.e. partially or fully thrown) from the vehicle. These ejections are often highly physically traumatic.
There was a fatal truck accident Thursday afternoon (September 21, 2017) in Kankakee County. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened after one truck crossed the center line and collided with another truck in the in the 17200 block of East Route 17. One of the truck’s drivers, Jose R. Cardenas, 26, of Bridgeview, was ejected during the collision and was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
An excerpt from the September 22, 2017 NBC Chicago article titled “Driver Killed in Collision Between Semi-Trucks in Kankakee County“:
The other driver, a 49-year-old Chicago man, was taken to Riverside Medical Center in Bourbonnais, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
He was issued a citation for improper lane usage, police said.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois truck accident can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the September 22 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver killed when semi trucks collide in Kankakee County.”
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