If you were traveling on Interstate 65 near Lafayette on Saturday, you were probably having a bad time. Even one wreck can cause serious injuries or, at the least, tie up traffic for hours; and as truck accident lawyers in Indianapolis, we know the more cars you add to a collision, the more lives are likely to be affected. With worsening weather, serious accidents become more commonplace, but even for this time of year, the destruction during the recent accident near Lafayette was staggering.
What started as a minor collision between two cars and quickly snowballed from there. A semi-truck was slowing down as it approached the crash site, but the tractor-trailers behind it did not and the big trucks were soon smashing into one another. By the end, nine 18-wheelers had wrecked and brought four cars into the mayhem as well. A large fire broke out in the wreckage, and four people had to be rushed to the hospital. Ultimately, the northbound lanes of I-65 were shut down for 13 hours!
That was only one of 30 to 40 crashes that the Indiana State Police investigated, according to dispatchers. Speaking with WISH Channel 8, a state police sergeant told Indiana drivers: “If people would just slow down when the road conditions turn wet and slushy as they are right now. The speed is the thing that’s causing more of a problem than the road conditions themselves.” We couldn’t agree more.
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Negligence cannot be tolerated when conditions are the way they are, and that holds true for big trucks especially. They have to be careful when driving in snow and ice because the damage their rigs can cause is monumental. Negligent truck drivers should be held responsible for their actions, and the Ken Nunn Law Office is ready to do it.
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Source. WISTtv.com, ‘http://www.wishtv.com/news/local/i-65-closed-near-lafayette-due-to-multiple-crashes,’ January 19, 2014.