Indiana commercial truck accidents can often be deadly. Fortunately, the recent dump truck accident that occurred in Gibson County only left one driver with minor injuries.
According to the Indiana State Police, the wreck occurred Monday morning at Indiana 68 and Interstate 69 South when a Ford truck failed to yield and pulled in front of a dump truck.
Lucas Wellmeyer, 29, of Winslow, was cited for failure to yield but was not injured.
The dump truck driver, William Tenbarge, 62, of Haubstadt, suffered injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
Officials say that both men were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.
These men are lucky. Each year close to 5,000 people lose their lives in commercial vehicles accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Large trucks, like dump trucks, are all around us. We see them on the roads and often it is intimidating to simply be driving near them. The sheer size and power most commercial vehicles have dwarf our standard cars and trucks.
When you are involved in a dump truck accident you are at risk of serious injury. Most often it is the driver and passengers of standard sized vehicles that suffer the most severe injuries. Some cars are almost unrecognizable after a large truck or other commercial vehicle crash.
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The Indiana commercial vehicle accident attorneys at the Ken Nunn Law Office can help you get the money you deserve for your accident injuries. Since these types of crashes often involve extensive injury and property damage, you will need an experienced Indiana lawyer on your side to fight for the maximum financial compensation you are entitled to.
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