Just last night a semi-truck was involved in an Illinois truck accident that closed multiple lanes of traffic. The cause of truck accidents is not always immediately known, since a truck accident investigation has to take place. In this incident however, police were immediately aware that the driver of the semi-truck was intoxicated at the time of the accident. According to reports, the truck tipped over while it was traveling down the southbound ramp. The exact charges that the semi-truck driver received were as follows: driving under the influence of alcohol, driving too fast for conditions and improper lane usage. Police continued to add that at the time of the accident and speaking with the driver, he had no recollection of what had just happened. Driving a motor vehicle of this magnitude is dangerous enough, let alone when the driver chooses to drive while intoxicated.
The legal limit for any driver is a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content, which this truck driver allegedly exceeded. Traffic accident statistics seem to indicate that two percent of truck drivers that are involved somehow in fatal accidents were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Two percent may not seem like a large amount, but not when you understand that there shouldn't be a percentage at all. Any drunk driver on the road presents a huge threat to surrounding drivers, especially when the intoxicated driver is driving a large truck. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by a truck driver who was cited for drug and alcohol abuse then you need to get in touch with a
truck accident attorney from our firm. At Arnold & Itkin, we are dedicated to the rights of accident victims and can fight for you if you were injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident.
Contact a truck accident attorney from our firm today for more information.