Illinois Man Killed In Tractor-Trailer Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
An Illinois man is dead after a
semi-truck crash that police believe was caused by a possible mechanical failure. The fatal
accident happened near Glen Carbon on eastbound Interstate 270 on Wednesday.
According to police, the 47-year-old truck driver crashed his tractor-tractor
just before 9:30 a.m. between Route 157 and Route 159. Police found the
man dead at the scene of the crash. Police are puzzled over what caused
the single-vehicle crash but believe it could have been caused by a medical
issue or a mechanical failure of the tractor-trailer.
A local Glen Carbon news station took aerial photos of the scene showing
the path of tire marks of semi-truck crossing from the westbound lanes
through the eastbound lanes and rolling near a bridge. The tractor-trailer
was hauling sand that spilled out when the truck overturned. According
to police, all eastbound lanes of Interstate 270 were closed to traffic
for nearly an hour. The overpass where the truck crashed has suffered
minor structural damage, according to officials. The overpass will remain
open to traffic as repairs are made.
Mechanical failures cause thousands of automobile accidents every year
in our nation. Why don’t we hear more about these terrible accidents?
Many of these auto accidents are settled out of court and plaintiffs are
awarded compensation by the at-fault automakers. Ford just announced almost
100,000 vehicle are being recalled due to a defect in the fuel pump that
could cause an unexpected stalling. If you believe your accident was caused
by a mechanical failure, please
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, and speak to a product liability attorney