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Semi-Tractor Trailer and Charter Bus Crash In Iroquois County

An afternoon crash between a semi-tractor trailer and a charter bus sent ten to the hospital. The collision occurred southbound on Interstate 57 near the Onarga exit at mile marker 280. According to Illinois State Police District 21 and their initial investigation, both the semi-tractor trailer and the charter bus were traveling southbound and the charter bus rear-ended the semi-tractor trailer. Of the 30 passengers on the bus, nine sustained minor injuries causing them to receive medical attention. The driver of the bus, Richard M. Willoughby, 66, of Tuscola, also received medical attention. The driver of the semi, a 58-year-old man from Jacksonville, Fla., was not injured. Willoughby was issued a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

It is unfortunate when these types of incidences, that could have been avoided, occur. At Spiros Law P.C., we are committed to working to help get justice for people who have been the victims in these types of accidents. We are here to fight on your behalf so you can focus on recovery. If you or a loved one is a victim of an accident involving a large truck, the truck accident attorneys of Spiros Law are ready to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. To speak with one of our attorneys, contact our offices at (815) 992-9292.