January 30th, 2013|
January 30, 2013
A 57-year-old employee of the Lawrence County Highway Department was seriously injured in an Indiana truck accident. According to WBIW News, the incident occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 9 along Huron-Williams Road, just outside of Fayetteville, Indiana.
Reports show the man was driving a 2010 Kenworth dump truck northbound when he attempted to pass under a railroad trestle that crossed the road. As he tried to go under the overpass, the bed of his truck became caught. This caused the truck to be jerked into the air and then sent it slamming back down to the asphalt.
The victim suffered a serious cut to his face and also complained of back pain as a result of the Indiana Truck Accident and he was swiftly rushed to a local hospital to receive treatment.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows the transportation industry to be the most dangerous jobs in the United States, considering the occupation was responsible for 733 deaths in 2011 alone and thousands of injuries as well.
The Terre Haute Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize the dangers these workers can face each day on the road and encourage any truck driver who has been injured in an on-the-job accident that was not their fault to contact an attorney immediately to discuss your legal rights.
September 28th, 2011|
September 28, 2011
A man was killed last Wednesday night outside Indianapolis, Indiana, when he stopped to help another motorist change a tire and was hit by a semi-truck. According to Channel 10 News, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-465, just before midnight.
Authorities say two motorists in a silver Pontiac had stopped on the shoulder of the road to change a tire. Moments later, a pickup truck pulled up behind them. The four discussed the problem with the Pontiac and the men in the pickup offered help. As the group walked south toward the Pontiac, an approaching semi swerved onto the shoulder of the road and hit the passenger of the pickup. The man died instantly.
Flying debris from the crash hit the passenger of the Pontiac and the driver of the pickup, leaving both men in critical condition at area hospitals. The drivers of the Pontiac and semi-truck were the only two uninjured in the crash.
Investigators say the semi-truck driver had not recorded his hours of driving in his logbook, as required by law, and the vehicle also had a malfunction with its airbrakes. No charges have been filed in the case yet.
The Indiana Truck Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to remind drivers of Indiana’s move over law, which states vehicles should move to the left lanes when vehicles are stopped on the side of the road. It is the courteous and safe thing to do.