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.
According to an article from The Herald Bulletin, a 27-year-old woman from Camby was driving north on Interstate 69 when her car was rear ended by a semi tractor-trailer that failed to slow for the construction zone and was unable to stop. The collision caused the woman’s car to be pushed into a pickup truck in front of her. The car then caught on fire. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The other drivers involved did not suffer any injuries, the article stated.
The Indianapolis truck accident lawyers at the Ken Nunn Law Office know that accidents involving commercial trucks often result in severe injury and death. Ninety eight percent of the deaths in truck accidents are people in passenger cars. Failing to slow for a construction zone is a negligent act. Other negligence that can result in accidents involving commercial trucks include poor training, driver fatigue, brake problems and negligent maintenance of the truck, speeding, tailgating, prescription or over the counter drug use, and other issues.
If you’ve lost a loved one to any sort of accident involving the negligence of another person, including a truck accident, you may be facing unexpected expenses including funeral bills, loss of income and loss of benefits. The Ken Nunn Law Office fights to help the dependents, spouses, and other family members of accident victims to get the compensation they deserve. For more information about filing a wrongful death or personal injury claim following a truck accident, contact us.