Four women were killed after a trailer collided with seven vehicles on Interstate 55 in Illinois. The ages of the victims ranged between 17 and 20 years. And 12 people were injured in the accident.
Illinois Police have identified the truck driver as 53-year-old Yusef Jammeh from Colorado. His pickup truck collided with cars that had stopped or slowed in a construction area on the south side of the Interstate Highway.
Illinois State Police spokesman Calvin Day Jr. said JAMA “made no attempt to stop.” He described the truck accident as “one of the worst crashes the world has ever seen.”
The police opened an investigation into the collision, but did not issue any notice. They checked collector’s poisons, medical records, and drivers’ records, along with obtaining search warrants for his tractor.
Dai did not reveal the cause of the accident. However, he said the police believed that this and other recent accidents in the same area were caused by “dirty and dispersed driving” rather than by road work. “We still don’t blame the construction area for all accidents – drivers should be held accountable,” Day said.
Truck accidents can occur due to a number of reasons, whether the driving is distracted or the driver fails to follow traffic rules. If you are a victim of such an accident, it may be possible to hold the driver responsible. Contact a truck accident attorney at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg to learn more about how to claim compensation for your injuries.