A truck collision in northwest Indiana on September 6 has taken the life of Bernie Yvon, a 50-year-old Chicago singer, dancer and actor. The fatal event occurred shortly after 10 a.m. near the intersection of Broadmoor Avenue and Calumet Avenue in Munster. Responding officers arrived to find that a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer had ended up on top of the man’s Toyota. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
After a preliminary investigation, authorities suggested that they believed that Yvon was making a left-hand turn when his vehicle was hit by the truck. However, a full investigation is still ongoing.
On the Way to a Rehearsal
The actor had been enroute to a rehearsal at Munster’s Theatre at the Center. He was to perform in a musical that was scheduled to open the following week. During the course of a long career, Yvon had appeared on Broadway in Ragtime, in which he played Houdini. He also was cast in leading roles at the Marriott Theater in classics like the Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, Aladdin and dozens more.
Although the details of this accident that resulted in loss of life are still forthcoming, state statutes do address wrongful death accidents where negligence is involved. The size of tractor-trailers may sometimes turn a collision into a tragic event. When a wreck occurs at an intersection, the speed of the vehicles may be analyzed. Any evidence of driving under the influence could be a factor. Furthermore, an investigation will often explore the condition of a truck’s brakes and whether all truck maintenance was properly conducted.
Wrongful Death Litigation Sometimes an Option
In cases when negligence can be asserted in a fatal truck accident, survivors may consider litigation that seeks compensation for pain and suffering, loss of companionship and various expenses. To consult with Indianapolis truck accident lawyers regarding an accident that you or a loved one may have been involved in, please contact us. We serve clients statewide.