On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, two motorists were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in Tippecanoe County. The crash occurred at about 3:20 P.M. in the southbound lane near State Road26 in Tippecanoe County according to investigating officers. Officers are still working on how exactly the accident happened, but the preliminary investigation revealed that before the accident, a freightliner pulling an intermodal container was stopped for another crash that had occurred. Behind the freightliner was an international, and behind that was a passenger car. A Chevrolet box truck was coming upon the stopped vehicles, slowing down to stop, when a distracted driver came up from behind and failed to notice the stopped traffic. Officers are unsure if the box truck hit the passenger car first or if the freightliner ran into the back of the box truck and then pushed it into the passenger car. The impact, however, pushed the passenger car underneath the flatbed, killing both occupants of the car upon impact. The crash closed the I-65 for several hours, but traffic began clearing back up around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
Whenever you are stopped for traffic or at a light, you are still vulnerable to an automobile collision. A vehicle that strikes the car behind you can send that car crashing into you, and when the vehicle in front or behind you is much larger, the crash could be lethal. If you or someone you know is involved in an automobile collision that was a result of a multiple vehicle collision or has been seriously injured as a result, please contact the experienced legal team at Schiller Law Offices at 888-578-3100 or at IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to compensation.