June 5, 2013
An Indiana Truck Accident that occurred last month was responsible for leaving one woman seriously injured. Reports indicate the crash prompted concerns over the need for more safety measures in the state for commercial truck drivers.
According to an article from RTV 6 News, the crash happened on May 6 along U.S. Highway 150/State Route 56 in Orange County, Indiana. It was there that a trash truck was driving down the road, when two wheels from the vehicle broke free and collided with a tractor-trailer and a yellow Hyundai sedan. As a result of the impact, the 27-year-old female driver of the Hyundai sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, leg, and neck. She was taken to a local hospital in order to receive further treatment.
Further investigation determined that the Indiana State Police had never inspected the trash truck prior to the accident. This comes as no surprise to many experts though, since the state has only one inspection officer per every 13,000 commercial trucks registered in the state.
One state representative stated he plans to use the crash as an example to support measures that would strengthen safety standards and inspections on commercial vehicles.
The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys recognize the dangers posed by commercial trucks that have not properly been inspected. The firm is hopeful the legislator is successful in his goal of stiffening inspection standards.