Police have reported a collision on Interstate 57 south of Arcola that resulted in the injury of two drivers. According to reports, a 42-year-old semitrailer truck driver from Lawrenceville, GA was traveling south on I-57 near milepost 197, about 5 miles south of Arcola, when he ran into the right ditch. While trying to get the semitrailer back on the highway, he overcorrected and the rig rolled onto its passenger side, coming to rest in the southbound lanes. Then, a 45-year-old driver from Tuscola, driving a Fiat, crashed into the semi-truck and immediately caught fire. Both the driver of the semi-truck and the Fiat were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision. Traffic was diverted for about three hours while first responders worked to extinguish the fire out and clean up the wreckage. The semi-truck driver was ticketed for improper lane usage.
It is important to always stay focused on the road ahead of you and your immediate surroundings while driving, but we cannot always prevent or protect ourselves against the actions of others. Sometimes we are involved in a collision that could not have been avoided. When this happens, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to take care of any injuries you may have sustained. Next, you may need to navigate through the legal process or insurance agencies to receive the compensation you deserve to cover your medical expenses, damages to your vehicle, or any other personal damages you may have faced.
Hiring an attorney that is experienced in car crashes can be beneficial to you. An attorney will navigate the legal process and insurance agencies while giving you time to focus on healing. If you or someone you know has recently been injured as a result of someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be entitled to some compensation. Contact Spiros Law, P.C. to set up your free consultation. Call [firm-number] to talk to one of our experienced attorneys today.