March 27th, 2013|
March 27, 2013
A Terre Haute Truck Accident that occurred last week was responsible for claiming the life of an 80-year-old woman. A spokesman for the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Greg Ewing, stated investigators believe distracted driving may be a contributing factor to the fatal collision.
According to Channel 14 News, the crash happened just after 12:00 p.m. at the intersection of 56th Street and U.S. Highway 41. Reports indicate traffic had stopped at the intersection in the moments prior to the crash occurring. That’s when it is believed something may have fallen to the floorboards of a semi-truck closing in on the stopped traffic. When the driver reached for the object though, he took his eyes off the road for a split second. This proved to be long enough to not recognize the vehicles halted in front of him and he plowed into the rear-end of the victim’s car.
The force of the impact caused the victim’s car to smash into others in front of her. Rescue crews were then called to the scene, but the victim was declared dead before she could be transported to a trauma center for treatment.
Detectives have said they are continuing to investigate the crash and charges against the truck driver may be filed at a later time.
Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin and their team of Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorneys would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victim.
January 16th, 2013|
January 16, 2013
Two motorists were left seriously injured as the result of an accident that occurred earlier this week between a car and a tractor-trailer. According to WTHITV 10 News, the crash happened just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 3rd and Chestnut Streets near downtown Terre Haute, Indiana.
Reports from Officers with the Terre Haute Police Department indicate a maroon Ford Escort sedan was passing through the intersection when it was suddenly struck by a tractor-trailer that was also passing through the intersection. The impact of the Indiana Truck Accident pushed the sedan, carrying two passengers, into a utility pole before screeching to a halt.
Rescue crews were summoned to the scene and had to extricate one of the motorists from the Focus before the pair could be transported to a local trauma center to have their injuries examined further and treated. The driver of the big rig was not hurt in the incident.
Police say they are still working to determine which vehicle failed to render the right-of-way at the intersection. Investigators and added they are looking into what contributing factors may have led to the accident as well.
The Indiana Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize how dangerous an accident with a large vehicle, like a tractor-trailer, can be and would like to wish those who were hurt a full and speedy recovery from the injuries they sustained in the crash.