Reports indicate that a car accident is the cause of a major oil pipeline being shut down for several days. Police say that two vehicles struck each other before crashing into an exposed section of a major pipeline causing extensive damage. Officers in New Lenox, Illinois were called to the scene of the auto accident just last week. When they arrived, they assessed the damage and quickly called in emergency road crews to clean up the mess left by the oil spill. As a result of the accident, two people lost their lives and three more were injured.
The pipeline was shut down shortly after and kept closed for several days. This represented a major loss for the company which uses that pipeline to transport 317,000 barrels of oil daily. It is the largest oil line to America from Canada. Sources say the recent accident could affect oil prices in both the U.S. and Canada over the next few weeks. The Illinois Emergency Management division was on hand to provide assistance to emergency road crews. Did you suffer injuries due to an unexpected auto accident? If so, contact Freedman & Freedman now to have your case reviewed by a Michigan personal injury attorney that can help you seek appropriate compensation for the pain and suffering you have had to live through.