Chicago Truck Crash kills Two and Injuries Twenty One People

By April 28, 2008Trucking Accidents

A truck driver who killed two women and injured 21 people – including four children – received a negligent driving citation as a result of the crash, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The deadly crash occurred on April 25 shortly after 5 p.m. in Chicago. A tractor-trailer driven by Don Wells, 64, careened off the Dan Ryan Expressway and slammed into a Chicago Transit Authority train station.
Eloisa Guerroro, 47, and Delisia Brown, 18, were killed in the accident. Brown was on the escalator and Guerroro was waiting on the bus stop when the truck barreled into the station.
The driver tested negative for alcohol following the crash. The truck was operated by Michigan-based Whiteline Express Ltd.
The article, written by Chicago Tribune reporters Joel Hood and Gerry Smith, also indicated that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will perform an audit of the trucking company’s safety management practices. Whiteline trucks were involved in 41 state-reported accidents in the last 30 months, including 12 that involved injuries, and one fatality.
This tragedy cost two women their lives and injured many others. Even under the best circumstances, tractor-trailers can be dangerous. But when the driver is careless, a semi is downright deadly.
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