Georgia Trucker Injured in Semi-Truck Crash in Clark County, Illinois
CLARK COUNTY, IL. – According to an online news report posted by jg-tc.com, a trucker from Georgia was injured in a vehicle crash involving four semi-trucks in Clark County, Illinois. One other driver was injured in the accident, according to the report, and authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the wreck.*
The collision happened in the evening on Interstate 70 in Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois. Illinois State Police and the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier report that around 7:30 p.m., a semi-truck was traveling west on I-70 and somehow left the roadway. No mile marker or exit number was listed in the report, so it is not clear exactly where this happened.
This semi-truck ended up crossing over the median of the interstate and sideswiped a second semi-truck that had been traveling east. The first semi-truck then turned over in the eastbound lanes, while the second truck traveled off the roadway into a ditch. Not long thereafter, a third semi-truck crashed into the median trying to avoid the accident, and a fourth semi-truck crashed into the first truck.
The Journal Gazette & Times-Courier reports that the driver of the fourth semi-truck was injured and taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was identified as a man from Lithonia, Georgia. The seriousness of his injuries is not known.
In addition, the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier states that the driver of the first semi-truck was injured and taken to Carle Foundation Hospital. She was identified as a 54-year-old woman from Mattoon, Illinois. The extent of her injuries is unknown. She was reportedly cited for improper lane use.
It is not clear if the drivers of the second and third semi-trucks were injured in the accident. They were identified as a man from St. Louis, Missouri, and a resident of Cherry Valley, Massachusetts.
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