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Northwest Indiana Region Sees Over 8000 Commercial/Semi-Truck Crashes Between 2000 & 2008

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Oct 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Northwest Indiana sees over 8000 commercial and semi-truck crashes between 2000 and 2008.

The Times recently ran a report of an investigation that it just completed involving Commercial, Heavy and Semi-Trailer accidents on Northwest Indiana's roads.  In the years 2000 through 2008, there were over 8000 crashes with 219 fatalities.  This is not anything new to a Northwest Indiana personal injury lawyer or anybody else that drivers I80-I94 or I-65.  Our region has a high volume of trucking traffic because I-80 is a common thoroughfare for commercial trucks traveling from the east coast to the west coast.

The Times article brought out a number of factors that need to be repeated:

  • Distracted and Fatigue drivers are the main causes of semi and passenger car accidents
  • The massive weight of commercial and semi-tractor trucks make them much more difficult to stop and make avoidance maneuvers
  • Scott Fleming, an Indiana State Police supervisor put it this way, “it all comes down to physics, a car weighing a few tons is not going to win against a semi weighing 80,000 pounds”
  • 77% of these crashes occurred on dry pavement
  • Most crashes occur during the day not the night
  • Many drivers think trucks can stop on a dime – they cannot!

A semi-truck or heavy truck accident can have devastating effects.  If you have any questions about a Northwest Indiana truck accident, call our Michigan City truck accident lawyer at (219) 874-4878 or shoot us an email.

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and lifes passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a ...

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