On May 23, 2017, a 47-year-old semi driver while operating a semi tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 50 near Aurora, Indiana, collided with a lawn mowing crew after failing to slow his vehicle or change lanes of traffic. As a result, the Semi truck collided with a pickup owned by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), which was subsequently pushed into a lawn mowing tractor pulling mowing implements. Due to the impact of the collision, all three vehicles involved left the roadway. Both the 22-year-old Dillsboro man who was driving the tractor and the 34-year-old Versailles man driving the INDOT pickup sustained serious injuries from the collision, in which the Dillsboro man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment. Currently, Indiana State Police officials are still investigating the collision to determine how it occurred.
As the summer season is soon approaching, construction workers and mowing crews will be working along Indiana highways and other various roadways. To protect these workers and encourage safe driving in construction zones, Indiana law imposes various fines and penalties for those who drive negligently or cause injury to workers while working. During your summer travels make sure to allow time to consider traffic congestion due to construction and change lanes and slow down for construction workers while on the road. More importantly, if you are injured on the road or in the workplace due to the negligence of another, please contact the experienced team of legal professionals at Schiller Law at 888-578-3100 or IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to be compensated.