On January 26, 2021, a 30-year old woman and her 9-year old passenger died after a crash involving a semi-trailer on I-88 near Lisle, Illinois. According to Illinois State Police, Ashley Skrobot, of Lisle, was operating a 2009 Honda Accord in the westbound lane of I-88 near the Route 53 exit when she lost control of her vehicle. The Honda hit a median and then traveled back into the flow of traffic where it was hit by a semi-trailer.
Paramedics from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department arrived on the scene to find two people trapped inside the heavily damaged Honda Accord. The crews were able to extricate both of the occupants where they were categorized as having life-threatening injuries. Ashley Skrobot was transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove where she eventually succumbed to her injuries. The 9-year old passenger was transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, the child, whose name was not released, also succumbed to her life-threatening injuries two days after the crash.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”), there were 56 fatal accidents involving semi-trucks as of August 3, 2020. Truck accidents present a much larger risk to other drivers on the road than they do to the truck operators that often cause the accidents. Truck accident injuries can result in serious, life-altering injuries and even death. Claims against a trucking company are among the most difficult and highly contentious legal claims. There are numerous federal regulations and state laws encompassing the trucking industry and the aggressive defense tactics employed by large corporations require a skilled and experienced attorney to challenge the powerful trucking companies on behalf of their client.
If you or a family member have been injured in a collision with a commercial truck, call the DuPage County truck accident lawyers at John J. Malm & Associates today. John J. Malm & Associates have extensive experience successfully litigating major accidents along Interstate 88 and throughout the State of Illinois. You may be entitled to a substantial settlement if you have been injured. Call 630-527-4177, or 630-524-2323, and speak with Attorney John J. Malm.