March 21, 2012
A single-vehicle rollover accident Tuesday on I-70 near Terre Haute, Indiana, was the cause of a chaotic scene on the side of the highway. According to Channel 10 News, the crash happened at 11:04 a.m. near mile marker 10.5.
Reports from troopers with the Indiana State Police indicate that a 20-year-old driver of a 1998 Ford Explorer SUV was heading east on the road when he was cut off by another vehicle making a sudden lane change. The tight lane change forced the young man to slam on his brakes and jerk the wheel of the vehicle toward the shoulder of the road to avoid a collision. This led to the SUV going off the side of the road and rolling over once.
Troopers were able to stop the other vehicle approximately 10 miles up the road, but upon further investigation decided not to ticket either driver.
The young man who was behind the wheel of the SUV refused medical attention at the scene for several lacerations he suffered and was subsequently released.
Investigators say that all parties involved were wearing seat belts and that drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.
The Indiana Auto Accident Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say that while no one was seriously hurt in this crash, it does serve as a reminder to check your mirrors twice before changing lanes and to always buckle up for safety.
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