Will County truck accidents frequently occur. There are many reasons why Will County has a relatively high amount of traffic accidents involving trucks. Among these reasons is the types of businesses located in Will County and the types of roadways in the county.
There are many reasons that truck crashes occur. As discussed on the “Will County Truck Accidents” page, trucks are prone to crashing due to many physical characteristics. Among these characteristics is that they are heavy and take longer to stop; as well, shifting weight during hard braking can be a significant factor as to whether the truck driver loses control of the semi or other truck. Also, the truck needs to be properly loaded as far as weight distribution and overall weight is concerned in order for the truck to safely travel. There have been various truck crashes that have involved improperly loaded trucks.
Another factor that is discussed on the truck accidents page mentioned above is the truck driver and his or her fitness to drive. Truck driver fatigue has been a significant concern which various regulations have tried to address. Various Will County truck accidents as well as others throughout Illinois have involved the truck driver either being drowsy and inattentive while driving, or falling asleep while driving. These crashes that have occurred because of these “drowsy driver” and drivers who have “fallen asleep at the wheel” have led to serious accident injuries and several high-profile fatalities.
A recent example of a Will County truck crash is discussed on the September 21, 2018 The Herald-News article titled “Overturned semi causes morning delays on I-55.” While the article does not discuss what caused the semi to overturn, this incident illustrates that accidents involving trucks often are significant in nature. The potential for significant crashes are higher on expressways such as I-80 and I-55, where the speeds are typically higher.
Additional details on Will County truck accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above. On this site, individual Will County truck accidents that have caused injury or death can be seen in posts under the “Truck Accidents” category.