Gibson County, IN (August 4, 2023) – Three people were transported to area hospitals with injuries as a result of a crash that involved two commercial vehicles. The accident was reported to area officials at around 2:00 p.m. on August 3.
According to reports from the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, a box truck was involved in a rear-end collision with a semi-truck, which was hauling rock along Highway 41. The incident caused the semi-truck to strike a Chevrolet Cruze near County Road 100 West.
The incident left all three drivers injured. After receiving medical care briefly at the scene, the three injured victims were transported to area hospitals. At least one medical helicopter was requested to transport an unknown number of victims.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the three drivers who were injured in this accident recover quickly.
Every year, numerous truck crashes that result in tragic outcomes take place in the United States. These accidents claim the lives of thousands of individuals and leave tens of thousands more with severe injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and other debilitating conditions that require medical treatment. Various types of truck accidents occur daily in our state.
Underride crashes occur when smaller vehicles collide with trucks and become trapped beneath the trailer. These accidents often prove fatal for occupants of smaller vehicles due to the force and impact involved.
Jackknife accidents happen when the trailer of a semi-truck swings out to form a 90-degree angle with the cab. These crashes typically occur when trucks brake abruptly or when the trailer is improperly loaded. Jackknife accidents pose a significant danger, especially if another vehicle collides with the jackknifed truck.
T-bone collisions, also known as side-impact accidents, occur when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another. These accidents are frequently caused by drivers running red lights or failing to yield at intersections. T-bone crashes can be especially devastating for passengers in the struck vehicle, as they have minimal protection from the impact.
Rear-end collisions are a result of one vehicle crashing into the back of another. Distracted driving or following too closely often contributes to these accidents. While rear-end collisions may be less severe compared to other types of truck accidents, they can still cause severe injuries and damages to the involved parties.
If you have suffered injuries due to a truck accident, there may be legal avenues available to help you recover. Consulting a truck accident lawyer can assist you in pursuing financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other related losses.
Burg Simpson’s truck accident lawyers have a long history of providing legal counsel and representation for those who have been injured in tractor-trailer accidents. We understand the trauma caused by such an event, which is why we fight aggressively on behalf of our clients to ensure that justice is served. Our accomplished track record speaks volumes about how committed we are to supporting victims and ensuring they receive the financial compensation they deserve. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to a truck crash caused by negligence or recklessness, contact our law firm today at (888) 895-2080 for a free consultation.
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