Jack-Knifed Semi Causes Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash in Chicago

Two people were killed on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 24, after a semi tractor trailer jack-knifed and set off a chain of accidents in its wake. According to the Morris Daily Herald, the accident began when a tractor trailer jack-knifed and was hit by a tour bus. Another semi, two cars, and a van then barreled into the wreckage, killing both passengers in the van. Four other people were injured in the crash.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in truck accidents involving large trucks and other vehicles, 98% of the fatalities occur to the people in the passenger vehicles.

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