June 8, 2011
A Coles County roadway was the scene of a grisly accident, between a semi truck and a minivan, which took the lives of two teens from Mattoon, Indiana. Terre Haute News Channel 10 reports that the accident happened on Indiana Route 316, just west of Coles County Road 1100E.
According to officials a minivan driven by a 26-year-old woman and carrying seven passengers was traveling eastbound on the roadway. The driver attempted to pass another vehicle and lost control of the vehicle. The van ended up in the westbound lanes where a passing semi truck was unable to avoid smashing into the vehicle, and hit the rear passenger side. The Van then rolled and came to a halt after sliding into a ditch.
Two teen passengers in the van were declared dead on the scene. All other passengers in the van, including four children under 8-years-old, were transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. There is no report on the condition of the truck driver, as the crash is still under investigation.
Crashes like this occur everyday. After an accident, many survivors and their families ponder the same questions regarding what to do next and what will happen with their case. An Indiana Auto Accident Attorney will be able to clarify many of the questions a victim may have. The Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, say there are several important steps to follow following an accident.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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