1 dead, 4 hurt in crash on Route 17

1 dead, 4 hurt in crash on Route 17

There are 6 comments on the Daily Journal/Sunday Journal story from Sep 20, 2007, titled 1 dead, 4 hurt in crash on Route 17. In it, Daily Journal/Sunday Journal reports that:

“I don't as much anymore because of something like this -- it is a very dangerous road right here.”

Veteran trucker Bill King was driving east of Grant Park on Illinois Route 17 Wednesday afternoon when he saw a semi in front of him strike a passenger car in the rear as it waited to turn left onto 16000E ... via Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

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“always looking f something new”

Since: Sep 07

fitchburg ma

#1 Sep 26, 2007
i drive rt 17 every day and these truckers think they own the road drive down 17these trucks will not slow downiv'e been stopped to make a left turn towards southshore golf course and they will pass you on the right BE CAREFUL just look at all the skid marks from all the trucks i would like to know how many accidents have happend because of these truckers even when i lived in bonfield turning of rt 17 was the same way if you drive rt 17 you will know what im talking about maybe more county patrols on this road might save our lives
BOB

Dolton, IL

#2 Sep 30, 2007
If this is the same crash as the one on the front page of the Sunday Journal today, then the car seems to be at fault. If these are different wrecks then I am sorry.

“always looking f something new”

Since: Sep 07

fitchburg ma

#3 Oct 17, 2007
BOB wrote:
If this is the same crash as the one on the front page of the Sunday Journal today, then the car seems to be at fault. If these are different wrecks then I am sorry.
dont know about the one your talking about but ive driven this road for about 20 years now and beleive me these trucks think they own the road if your ever down this way drive rt 17 you'll see be careful
bearsdiva54

Bourbonnais, IL

#4 Dec 5, 2014
This happened Thursday afternoon. A semi tried to switch lanes & hit a garbage truck.
Union laborer

Omaha, NE

#5 Dec 5, 2014
So sorry bout the death. I am a road construction worker and always have problems with the truckers always in a damn hurry and don't care that lives are at stake. I want to come home to my family after a hard day of work not have some sherif calling my wife and kids and telling them that I've been killed on the road. 17 has to be one of the most dangerous rts out their. Freaking truck drivers slow the hell down your loads aren't gonna go anywhere if u do the speed limit and pay attention.
Kankakee sucks

Bourbonnais, IL

#6 Dec 5, 2014
114 the same way thay try to pass u if u turn that won't let u out of a park way and pass you going 70 god speeds not cdl drivers time for a change

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