Indiana Truck Accidents More Likely to Be Fatal Than Car Wrecks

While large trucks are said to be involved in fewer accidents than other types of vehicles, accidents involving big rigs have a much higher rate of fatalities. This is at least in part because trucks can weigh up to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle. This in turn means that the driver and passengers of any smaller vehicles involved in Indiana truck accidents are, sadly, more likely to perish or be severely injured.

Recently, two truck accidents occurred within the same day in the same area. According to Indiana State Police, the first crash happened at around 7 a.m. when two semi-trucks were backing onto the freeway. Thankfully, no one was killed in this accident, possibly because it involved no passenger vehicles.

Sadly, though, the second accident claimed at least one life. According to reports, this wreck happened because of the traffic backup caused by the first accident. It involved a minivan crashing into a semi on Interstate 65 South. The crash killed one person and injured three others.

Indiana State Police are still investigating the second accident. Regardless of whether the official investigation turns up evidence of any apparent criminal wrongdoing, the injured parties and/or the family of the deceased victim can seek the counsel of an attorney with experience in truck accident litigation. Truck accidents are typically more complicated than other types of vehicular accidents, but a lawyer with knowledge of the litigation process can provide the necessary legal support, working with any injured victims or family members to investigate the incident and fight for just compensation.

Source: courier-journal.com, "1 dead after crash involving semi-truck in Seymour", Madeleine Winer, April 4, 2017

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