Motorists in Illinois farming communities need to be alert not just to other cars or trucks on the road but also to tractors at all times. Similarly, tractor drivers must remain constantly aware of their own safety while operating tractors on local and state roads. Injuries resulting from a tractor accident, tractor trailer accident or tractor-motor vehicle accident can be serious, even deadly.
Unfortunately, such was the case recently in Cumberland County when a truck rear-ended a tractor near the intersection of U.S. 45 and Illinois 121. A female passenger in the truck was killed as a result of the collision. The truck driver was treated at a local hospital but later released. It was not indicated if the tractor driver suffered any injuries. The amount of damage to either vehicle was also not noted.