Coal Truck Accident Lawyers

Coal Truck Accident in Indiana

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - A truck carrying coal flipped on its side Friday afternoon, shutting the eastbound lanes of the Lloyd Expressway at I-164.

The accident happened on the off-ramp from the interstate just after 3:30 PM.

Authorities say the driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

As of 5:30 PM, authorities tell us that two eastbound lanes are now open but motorists are urged to use caution.


Tractor Trailer Accident

Truck Accident in Indiana

PORTAGE, Indiana - A semitrailer driver was killed early Thursday at a toll plaza in Portage when he was pinned between his truck and a concrete pole.

The driver, identified as Jaroslaw Lelis, 47, of Valley Stream, N.Y., was eastbound on the Indiana Toll Road at 2:08 a.m. when he stopped at the toll plaza, the Indiana State Police's Toll Road Division said.

He opened his door and was attempting to get a Toll Road ticket when his semi began to roll backward, reports state.

He was crushed when he became wedged between the door of his truck and a concrete pole, reports show.

The death occurred prior to any snow falling and was not related to the winter storm, officials said.

From NWI Times

Semi Truck Accident

Semi truck driver killed in I-65 crash

Indiana Truck Accident

COLUMBUS, Indiana - A semi driver who crashed into a pile of logs off Interstate 65 in southern Bartholomew County was killed in the accident, state police said.

The driver, 58-year-old Terry L. Ingle, of Greentown, was northbound on I-65 just after 10:30 a.m. when he lost control of the truck for an unknown reason, entered the median, crossed over the southbound lanes and continued off the road into a wooded area where the truck crashed into a large pile of brush, according to ISP.

The conditions of the road at the time of the crash were snow-covered and extremely slick.

Police said citizens gave aid to Ingle until medics arrived at the scene.

Police said drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash and Ingle was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The coroner’s office said an autopsy is scheduled for Friday to rule out any medical issues that may have led up to the crash.

The conditions of I-65, US 31 and US 50 have seen significant improvements since Thursday morning. They are now mostly wet with slush in areas, ISP reports.

Depending on the temperature, and how much salt is on the road, the wet pavement can unknowingly turn into icy pavement.

If the road is anything other than dry reduced speeds are warranted.

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