On the morning of May 2nd, a 72-year-old man died when he drove head-on into a semi-truck while driving the wrong way on I-70 in Clay County. The driver of the semi-truck was in the eastbound lanes driving alongside another semi-truck when he noticed a 2019 BMW heading towards him. The semi-truck driver attempted to avoid the car but was unsuccessful. The 72-year-old driver of the BMW was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver and his co-driver of the semi-truck were not injured. While investigators were on the scene, a second collision occurred when a vehicle struck a state trooper’s patrol car. The trooper was helping direct the traffic from the crash when his vehicle was struck by a 21-year-old’s car from behind. The trooper did not get seriously injured but was transported to the Terre Haute Regional Hospital to be treated and was later released.
Drivers that do not put the safety of others in perspective when driving, whether under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or not focusing on their surroundings when driving can lead to collisions that will be catastrophic to them and the people involved. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed due to the negligence of another driver, 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.