When there’s an Indianapolis commercial truck accident chances are multiple cars will be involved, and the more vehicles involved the greater the chance of serious injuries. Tractor trailers can weigh up to a hefty 80,000lbs and are commonly 65 feet long, so when they wreck they can hit several motorists and block numerous lanes of traffic, causing even more accidents.
Having your car hit by one tractor trailer is enough to leave you severely injured, but two people from Indianapolis found out how devastating semi-trucks can be in greater numbers.
An 18-year-old along with his 30-year-old passenger found themselves at the end of a long line of slow moving cars south of Indianapolis. Apparently two wrecks on Interstate 65 had traffic crawling, but an approaching semi wasn’t slowing down.
The tractor trailer smashed into the rear end of their SUV and crushed them against another semi. The force of impact was great enough to cause a chain reaction that pushed the second tractor trailer into a third 18-wheeler in front of it.
The SUV was demolished and the two occupants were seriously injured. They were quickly airlifted to IU Health Methodist Hospital. The 18-year-old driver suffered severe trauma to his head and torso, while his passenger suffered injuries to her legs. The 62-year-old driver of the second semi was also taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital after the crash aggravated an existing medical condition.
Emergency crews closed all northbound lanes while they responded to the pile-up accident.
The reason the truck driver failed to slow down and avoid the accident wasn’t released, but often distractions both inside and outside the semi lead to wrecks. When a truck driver is distracted even for a short moment and traffic slows in front of them, even a small distraction can become a big accident.
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Source. WISHtv.com, ‘http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/3-people-hurt-in-i-65-crash,’ Ruthanne Gordon, July 3, 2012.
Source. MSNBC.com, ‘http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48051610/ns/local_news-indianapolis_in/#.T_M7vrBSTB0,’ July 2, 2012.
Source. FOX59.com, ‘http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-accident-closes-one-lane-of-nb-i65-in-johnson-co-20120702,0,2705134.column,’ July 3, 2012.