On Monday, November 27, 2017, a driver was seriously injured after a crash that involved a semi-truck in Madison County. According to officials with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, the crash occurred around 5:55 a.m. at State Road 13 and State Road 37, six miles south of the city of Elwood. Several witnesses to the crash claimed to have seen a Dodge Stratus driving erratically on the road before striking a semi-truck going northbound from the merger of State Road 13/State Road 37. The Semi Truck went off-road to avoid the collision, according to the police, but the Dodge Stratus struck the rear wheels of the trailer of the semi-truck. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured. The driver of the Dodge Stratus was taken to an Indianapolis-area hospital after suffering multiple injuries, where later he was listed as being in serious but stable condition. The police stated that a third vehicle sustained damage after being hit by debris from the collision between the car and the semi-truck. Currently, the collision is still under investigation.
A semi-truck is one of the largest vehicles to travel public roads in the United States. While the drivers of these powerful and sizeable vehicles must have specialized training and be extra alert when driving, accidents can still happen, and when they occur, the damage can be devastating. Always be aware of semi-trucks on the road when you are driving, and of how they might be driving. If you or someone you know is involved in an automobile collision involving a semi-truck, through no fault of your own, 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.