Two Indiana truck crashes took place in Indianapolis this week leaving two dead and a number of others injured. One of the Indianapolis truck crashes occurred in the city’s north side claimed the life of a 23-year-old man and left another person with injuries. The other truck accident in the city killed one and left another in critical condition.
These crashes happened less than a week after a truck accident in Monroe County injured eight people. All of the Indiana truck crashes remain under investigation.
Indianapolis Truck Crash Kills 23-Year-Old Man, Two Others Injured
September 8, 2016
A truck accident on the north side of Indianapolis left one person dead and two others with minor injuries on Thursday. The fatal accident, which involved three tractor-trailers and three passenger vehicles, was reported at around 4:40 a.m. on the northbound side of Interstate 69 near 96th Street.
According to Indiana State Police officials, the sequence of events leading up to the fatal Indianapolis truck crash started with construction crews closing northbound lanes of Interstate 69 to set a bridge beam at 106th Street. During the lane closure, a crash occurred involving a passenger vehicle and a box truck. Both vehicles caught fire in the crash, but no one was seriously injured.
That crash and the lane closures were soon followed by the fatal chain-reaction crash. Officials say 23-year-old Jaspreet Darar was an occupant in one of three cars involved in the Indianapolis truck crash. By the time emergency responders arrived, there was nothing that could be done for Darar, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passenger vehicle drivers were hospitalized with minor injuries, according to Fox 59.
The cause of the fatal truck accident is still under the investigation of law enforcement. As of now, no charges have been filed.
One Dead, Others Injured After Indiana Truck Crashes into a Tractor Trailer
September 6, 2016
One man was killed and another person was seriously injured on Tuesday when an Indiana dump truck slammed into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 65. The fatal truck crash happened at around 4:00 p.m. on the southbound side of I-65 near mile marker 111.
Local law enforcement officials say the tractor-trailer had slowed due to an accident that had occurred moments prior to when it was rear-ended by the dump truck. The driver of the dump truck, later identified as 25-year-old Jared Crump of Greenwood, Indiana, died from injuries sustained in the accident. Crump’s passenger, 21-year-old Nathan Davis of Indianapolis, sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Eskenazi Hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer was unharmed in the accident.
Two firefighters were also injured when responding to the incident and received stitches for head and hand injuries, according to Wish TV 8.
The dump truck crash remains under investigation.
Eight Injured After Semi Driver Plows into Six Vehicles Outside Bloomington
September 2, 2016
Eight people sustained injuries on Friday afternoon when a semi barreled into six vehicles north of Bloomington. The accident occurred at around 3:00 p.m. on Indiana State Road 37 at the Sample Road intersection.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the semi was heading north on State Road 37 when it hit an SUV, also heading north. The semi then careened into five other vehicles. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and immediately shut down northbound and southbound lanes.
Eight people sustained injuries with at least two requiring a trip to the hospital. Officials did not comment on the conditions of the victims involved in the accident. The driver of the semi was also taken to an area hospital for a voluntary blood draw, according to Wish TV 8.
At this time the cause of the crash is still being investigated. No charges have been filed against the semi driver, who has not been identified.
Indiana Truck Accident Lawyer
The state of Indiana sees a fair amount of truck traffic every day, which can be hazardous for drivers. According to Indiana truck accident statistics, heavy trucks are involved in about four percent of all traffic accidents in the state. However, trucks are involved in 11 percent of all fatal accidents.
If you have been injured by Indiana truck crashes, it is in your best interest to speak with a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Retaining an experienced truck accident lawyer can help you recover the costs for medical care associated with your accident, damage to your vehicle, and compensation for your pain and suffering.
The truck accident law firm of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has represented families from Indiana and across the nation in over 200 large truck crash cases, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our firm has gone up against nearly all of the major insurance carriers in the country; we know their defense tactics and how to best prepare a successful claim on your behalf.