On Wednesday we heard about a rare situation. A high speed tractor trailer accident occurred on Interstate 65 and blocked traffic for several hours, but there were only minor injuries. It appears that the truck accident in Boone County left the northbound lanes of I-65 closed and was only partially open for most of the midday on Wednesday.
Fortunately only minor injuries were reported. Just imagine how fortunate all the other travelers around the truck were by not being affected or significantly hurt in the accident. A truck travelling at between 55-70mph loses control and jackknifes into the center barrier and leaves the trailer projected out into the other lanes, yet all the other vehicles are able to avoid being affected by the crash. That is amazing and we are reminded of how close a life-changing event can truly be to all of us.
This accident clearly had the potential to affect the lives of several other people, and that is one of the main reasons why when we’re out on the roads operating vehicles we must take that responsibility seriously. It seems that on Wednesday all the other drivers around the tractor trailer that crashed were alert, paying attention, and they were all in control of their vehicles.
Too often, as a personal injury law firm we are exposed to the nightmares that follow serious truck accidents in Indianapolis. Just think of how much these vehicles weigh, especially when carrying a full load. The results of tractor trailer accidents often include fatalities and serious injuries. These are truly life changing events.
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Again this week’s incident left several people shaken, but none appear to be seriously injured, and for that we’re thankful. However, if you’re ever involved in a truck accident in Indiana and there are personal or property damages, it is a good idea to consult with an experienced injury attorney.
They can help you understand your rights and be sure the cause of the accident is fully explored to ensure you are not a victim of negligence. The professionals at the Ken Nunn Law Office are experienced and ready to assist you.
If you’ve been hurt by a big truck, contact us today. We are here for you.
Source. WISHtv.com, ‘http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/north_central/semi-crash-blocks-northbound-i-65,’ December 05, 2012.