At times, it can be apparent what caused an accident. Running a red light. Driving on the wrong side of the road. However, other times, it can take an investigation to discover what caused an accident.
A multi-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon on Interstate 55 in Logan County, Illinois, is under investigation. Two children were killed and another critically injured in the accident.
The children, who are not named, were two and four years old. The driver of the silver Honda van they were riding in was 40-year-old David Roock, from Chicago.
The incident occurred at about 3:02 p.m. Sunday in a construction zone between Atlanta and McLean.
Police stated that a tractor-trailer was heading northbound when it struck the van. The van then struck a sport-utility vehicle, two other cars, and finally, a pickup truck.
Illinois State Police confirmed that the two children, who were passengers in the van, died at the scene. A third was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where the child remains in critical condition.
State police said that charges were pending against the driver of the semi truck. He was identified as Taven Webster, 24.
All drivers were wearing safety belts and the children were properly secured in child safety seats.
The tractor-trailer and four of the five other vehicles were damaged extensively and required towing from the scene. The stretch of highway was closed for several hours after the crash.
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the “Strong Arm” attorneys at the law offices of John Foy & Associates. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.