Indiana State Police reported three people were left in critical condition
due to an evening pileup, chain reaction accident on I-465 involving two
semi-trucks, a U.S. Mail truck, and a pickup truck. Three of the drivers
were critically injured, and the fourth driver involved in the crash had
minor injuries. Initial reports show a semi-truck became disabled in the
center lane of the I-465 when a U.S. Mail truck slammed into its back.
The mail truck was then sent directly into the path of another semi, positioning
an oncoming pickup truck to crash into both of the stopped vehicles. The
stalled semi-truck driver involved in the initial crash was then lodged
inside his cab and it took more than 10 minutes for emergency crews to
rescue him. He was then transported in critical condition. Two other men
were transported in critical condition and found outside of their vehicles,
possibly from being ejected.
Just hours after this pile-up crash occurred, a driver died in a secondary
crash in the backup of the first. To avoid a deadly secondary crash or
interstate accident we want to offer these simple tips to encourage road
users to become better I-465 drivers.
With major interstates stretching from bordering Kentucky, through Indianapolis,
to the northwestern Calumet Region and part of the Chicago metropolitan
area, there is no doubt drivers will encounter risky driving hazards at
all times of the year on I-465. If you need to travel the interstate,
do you best to watch out for each other, stay alert and practice these
10 accident reducing driving behaviors.
From knowing to how to pass safely and recognizing the importance of being
a patient driver who is alert and off their phone, this accident reducing
risk advice might also save a life. Please share it with others.
If tragedy strikes and you or someone you love is injured in a congested
interstate driving accident or an accident with a big truck, please call the
vehicular accident attorneys at Wagner Reese for a free consultation. We put decades of experience
to work for you, and we won’t collect any fees unless your case
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