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Seven-Vehicle Accident in Brownsburg Leaves One Dead

Jason Reese

What appears to have begun as a rear-end accident in Brownsburg resulted in a seven-vehicle incident causing one death. The multi-vehicle accident left the intersection at Ronald Reagan and 56th street closed for hours on Friday. 67-year-old Willie Neal Jr. of Brownsburg died in the accident and by reports was in the vehicle that was originally rear-ended.

As could be expected, there were other injuries. Most were minor, but at least two others were transported to the hospital. One individual had a potentially broken arm and the other was complaining generally of pain after the accident. Brownsburg Police and Fire Departments were on the scene of the Hendricks County accident.

Chain Reaction Accidents Hold Multiple Dangers

Though it hasn’t yet been said this crash was a chain reaction accident, it is entirely plausible given the number of vehicles involved. Chain reaction accidents are some of the scariest a driver can encounter, as everything happens very quickly and there are multiple threats, most of which are impossible to avoid. The dangers in a multiple vehicle or chain reaction accident may also come from well outside the vision of a driver. It’s much easier to see a car in your immediate vicinity that may be a risk to your safety, but in a chain reaction accident, it may be the fifth or sixth car back posing a serious threat.

Multiple Vehicle Accident Cases Are More Complex

When there are multiple victims in an multi-vehicle accident, a number of challenges arise. Certainly, it can be more difficult to determine causation and/or fault. Perhaps even more challenging is the insertion of human nature, especially when those involved are injured or emotional due to the life changes or life losses caused by their accident. Once multiple defendants and insurance companies are involved, it is all too easy for the case to devolve into a battle between victims to win their fair share of the insurance money available.

With winter upon us, multi-vehicle accidents are going to happen. Snow and ice can cause some of the largest, most serious chain reaction accidents. If you or someone you know is involved in such an accident, we encourage you to contact an experienced attorney right away. All involved parties are likely to be working with attorneys fairly quickly, and you don’t want to be disadvantaged by waiting too long. If you call the vehicular accident attorneys at Wagner Reese, we will start with a FREE consultation. There’s no risk, so call us today: (888) 204-8440.


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