A recent tragic accident in Miami County, Indiana took the life of a prominent state health care advocate, who had a distinguished career fighting on behalf of vulnerable Hoosiers and their health-related needs. According to news reports, his death occurred after he apparently didn’t yield to oncoming traffic on US 31.
Two work accidents occurred on the same day last week and both took the lives of Indiana workers. It’s a sad reminder of the dangerous work conditions that some residents of our state face on a daily basis. It should also be a reminder that these work conditions don’t have to be dangerous, and employers should be doing everything they can to prevent tragedies like these.
The Indiana State Police said recently that a fatal accident on I-69 in Madison County was caused by a Missouri truck driver who didn’t slow down when entering a construction zone.
Three years ago, in spite of warnings that the law had serious problems, Indiana passed a law banning texting while driving. However, although it was against the law for drivers to text, nothing in the law banned the use of smartphones to access other applications, The Indy Channel reported at the time.
Often when we discuss big truck accidents, we are talking about 18-wheelers. Tractor trailers are the most common big trucks that are involved in accidents in and around Indianapolis. But there are other trucks that can cause serious accidents like buses, delivery trucks, and dump trucks.
According to a recent article from WTHR 13, a woman in a motorized wheelchair died this month when she was struck by a car and killed while crossing the street. As with many accidents though, the details of the situation leading up to it weren’t exactly simple.