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Unlicensed, uninsured trucker causes triple-semi wreck


A wreck involving three semi trucks shut down both directions of a major street in Illinois on Tuesday. 

The accident happened on March 23rd at around 1:35 p.m. in Joliet, Illinois. 

According to Patch Illinois, a 51-year old, unnamed truck driver from Richton Park was heading south on Chicago street when he failed to slow for a red light. The driver then swerved into the northbound lanes to avoid striking a vehicle stopped at the light but then overcorrected, colliding with another semi truck driven by a 58-year-old Tinley Park man. The force of the impact then sent the second rig crashing into a third. 

The first semi truck then overturned, trapping the driver inside. Emergency crews had to extricate the driver from the wrecked rig. 

Both drivers of the first and second semi trucks were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The third driver was not hurt.

Upon further investigation, officers discovered that the Richton Park driver  that incited the crash was operating with a suspended CDL and did not have insurance. He has since been cited for disobeying a traffic control device, driving while license suspended and operating without insurance.


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