Indiana Highway Worker Injured In Lawrence County Truck Accident
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.