What to Do When You Witness a Truck Accident

April 2, 2014

It wasn’t you who got hurt. As the horror of the Chicago Skyway truck crash you witnessed plays over and over again in your mind, you are thankful that your vehicle was not involved and that you were not physically injured. Still, you cannot get those who were hurt out of your mind.

You Can Help Those Involved in the Accident

If you are at the still at the scene of the accident then:

  • The first thing that you should do is to call 911. Do not assume that those involved in the crash are able to do make the call themselves. They may be physically injured or unable to reach their phones.
  • Wait for the police to arrive. You may need to tell the police what you saw. Do not make any assumptions, however. Simply tell the truth as you saw it. Also, make sure that the police have your name and contact information.


After the accident, you can cooperate with the parties to the crash by giving an accurate account of the accident and being willing to participate in the discovery or trial process, as necessary.

You Can Help Others Avoid Accidents

Now that you have seen the harm that can be done when a tractor-trailer collides with another vehicle, you can help protect your family, friends, and neighbors. Talk to your loved ones about the risks of being hurt in a truck crash and share this blog post on your Facebook page or Twitter feed so that others can be aware of the risks and can know how to help if they witness a crash.



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