On February 2, 2015, a driver of a Mack semi on Interstate 65 near the U.S. 30 exit in Merrillville was involved in an accident when a 24 year old Indianapolis woman driving a 2014 Honda CRV swerved unexpected into the center lane of traffic between the driver of the Mack truck and a 36-year old driver of a Kenworth semi who was stopped for a previous accident occurring on Interstate 65. After swerving into the center lane, the driver of the CRV was then unavoidably struck by the driver of the Mack truck and was lodged under the Mack truck pushed into the right concrete barrier and pinned between the Mack truck and the stopped Kenworth truck. Following the accident the driver of the Mack truck, an 80-year-old man from nearby Hebron, Indiana, was airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois due to sustaining serious injuries, while other drivers involved were treated at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus in Merrillville for non-life-threatening injuries.
While traveling on Interstate highways where speed limits are often raised due to limited access thoroughfares and intersections, it is important that motorists drive at reasonable speeds and allow proper spacing between other vehicles when overcoming and passing. This general rule is especially important when driving on snowy roads where a motorist may have difficulty accelerating, stopping, or maintaining control of his or vehicle due to inclement road conditions. If you or a loved one who have been injured due to the negligence of other motorists, please contact the experienced team of legal professionals at Schiller Law Offices.
Chicago Sun Times