According to local reports, an Ohio truck driver recently died after an
early morning crash on I-65 in Clinton County. Indiana State Police say
a three-vehicle crash happened around 1 a.m. in a construction zone on
northbound I-65 just north of the State Road 28/158 exit. The tragic accident
occurred when a Freightliner truck was pulling an actuator with a lighted
arrow board directing traffic into the left lane. Reports say the truck
was partially blocking the right lane as a result when a second vehicle,
a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck, was pulling a trailer with two
construction workers picking up traffic cones. A semi-truck driver then failed to slow down
and hit the left rear of the actuator, sideswiping the Freightliner, pickup
truck and trailer. It was then that the semi went off the right side of
the road and rolled onto its left side. Once police arrived the semi-truck
driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt during the
crash, although the other vehicles sustained damaged and the pickup’s
trailer was destroyed. While the crash remains under investigation, our
thoughts are with the family of those impacted.
Frequently listed in the top third of states with regard to the number
of semi-truck accidents, Indiana residents are all-too familiar with the
risks of these big rigs. Indianapolis is positioned as one of the Midwest’s
hubs for commercial travel, with multiple busy interstates converging
in and around the city.
The reasons for most semi-trucks accidents vary, but usually have to do
with the trucks or their drivers and include:
Many of these accidents can be prevented if drivers and trucking companies
follow some basic rules and driving procedures such as:
If you have been injured in a
semi-truck accident, the truck accident lawyers at Wagner Reese can assist you with your recovery.
In the case of a loved one lost as a result of a truck accident, our expert
wrongful death attorneys can help you to understand your rights and options
and will fight to get your family the compensation you deserve. If you
would like legal advice on your accident, give us a call at (888) 204-8440
for a free consultation.