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ALSIP, ILL. — A multi-vehicle accident occurred on Saturday, Jan. 12, when a passenger car rear-ended a semi truck in Alsip, critcally injuring two people.

View of Cicero Ave and 128th Place where a semi truck accident critically injured two people on January 12, 2013 in Alsip, IL. The pair became trapped under the trailer when their Ford Taurus rear-ended the big rig driven by a trucker from McAllen, TX.

View of Cicero Ave and 128th Place where a semi truck accident critically injured two people on January 12, 2013 in Alsip, IL. The pair became trapped under the trailer when their Ford Taurus rear-ended the big rig driven by a trucker from McAllen, TX.

According to Alsip police, the accident happened at around 6 a.m. Saturday morning when a Ford Taurus struck the rear of a semi truck in the southbound lanes of Cicero Avenue at 128th Street and became trapped under the trailer.

Map showing location of semi truck accident on Cicero Ave and 128th Place where two people were critically injured in Alsip, IL on January 12, 2013.

Map showing location of semi truck accident on Cicero Ave and 128th Place where two people were critically injured in Alsip, IL on January 12, 2013.

The victims, identified as 32-year old Christopher Dellutri of Chicago, and his passenger 37-year old Coleen Palermo of Oak Forest, were extricated from the vehicle by fire personnel and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. Both were listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

According Southtown Star, the semi truck driver, who was from McAllen Texas, was not injured in the crash. He told police that he had just begun a left turn as he felt the Taurus strike his trailer. Dellutri and Palermo could not be interviewed at the time because of their injuries.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.


Posted by McAllen truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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