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Illinois truck driver in critical condition after crash

An Aug. 13 crash in St. Clair County involving a semi-truck injured two people, authorities reported. The incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. near St. Libory on Venedy Road and Illinois Road 15. Police say that debris from the wreckage was scattered approximately 100 yards around the scene.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 58-year-old man was driving a semi-truck on Illinois Route 15 when a Chevy Malibu attempted to turn onto the same road. Officers say that the Chevy pulled in front of the semi, resulting in a collision. The truck driver attempted evasive maneuvers, but due to the force of the impact, the semi-trailer was sent into a ditch alongside the road and sustained extensive damage.

Emergency crews extricated the 58-year-old trucker from the vehicle and airlifted him to a St. Louis-area hospital where officials listed the man in critical condition. The driver of the Malibu, a 21-year-old woman, also suffered injuries, and emergency personnel transported her to a Belleville hospital for treatment. She was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way.

Critically injured car accident victims may need intensive medical care and long-term treatment such as physical therapy and rehabilitation. In some cases, some victims never fully recover from their injuries, and they may suffer from debilitating disabilities that could possibly limit their mobility. These complications may have disastrous effects on victims' quality of life and can disrupt their families' lives as well. Moreover, the costs of medical treatment may be a substantial burden to accident victims, especially if they are forced to miss time from work because of an extended recovery period. Seeking the services of a personal injury attorney may be of benefit to those who wish to pursue compensation from a negligent driver for their financial losses.

Source: Bnd. come, "Semi driver critically injured in collision with car on Illinois 15," Aug. 13, 2014

Source: FOX 2 Now, "Truck driver critically injured in crash on Illinois Route 15", Danielle Scruggs, August 13, 2014

Source: FOX 2 Now, "Truck driver critically injured in crash on Illinois Route 15", Danielle Scruggs, August 13, 2014

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