Saturday was a bad day to be a truck driver on Interstate 65 in Boone County. Snow and ice continues to fall across the state, and while these conditions are dangerous for all motorists, as truck accident lawyers in Indianapolis, we know they are especially dangerous for tractor trailers. Road conditions don’t have to change much for one of these big trucks to lose control, and Saturday definitely proved it.
Local authorities believe that snow drifts were a likely cause of many of the weekend truck accidents. Early in the morning near mile marker 146, a semi-truck jackknifed on I-65. The crash blocked two lanes of northbound traffic for hours, but it was only the start of the interstate’s troubles.
Around the same time only four miles away, another semi-truck lost control and rolled over on the interstate. Just a few hours later and less than 10 miles away, yet another semi-truck wrecked on I-65 due to the icy conditions.
Of course, other motorists weren’t immune to Saturday’s dangers. Five people were taken to the hospital when a car swerved across the center line and smashed head-on into another vehicle. Overall, last weekend was a really hazardous time for motorists with 46 reports of stuck vehicles and at least three reports of property damage. The blame is being put squarely on drivers traveling too fast for conditions. When truck drivers do this, it often ends in a bit of destruction.
Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorneys
Often truck accidents do more than just tie-up traffic for hours, sometimes they injure you or someone you love. If you’ve been the victim of a truck driver’s negligence, there is someone in Indiana that is ready to hold them responsible. The Ken Nunn Law Office has been fighting back against reckless truck drivers and their employers for 45 years, and that experience is invaluable when it comes to taking on big trucking companies.
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, don’t wait. Contact the Indianapolis truck accident lawyers at the Ken Nunn Law Office today!
Source. IndyStar.com, ‘http://archive.indystar.com/article/20140125/NEWS02/301250018/1001/NEWS,’ January 25, 2014.