Crash left semi’s cab hanging from Muncie, IN overpass; one severely injured

Legal News for Indiana 18 Wheeler Accident Attorneys. A two-vehicle crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer left the cab dangling from an overpass.

Indiana 18 wheeler accident lawyer alerts- big rig was involved in vehicle crash that left elderly man injured.

Muncie, IN (News)—A motorist suffered severe injuries after his vehicle became involved in a motor vehicle collision (MVC) with a semi-truck, subsequently causing the big rig to veer off the edge of an overpass, where it hung there for hours. The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2010, according to information provided by

Authorities from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office allegedly believed an elderly driver, identified as 89-year-old John E. Busby, violently veered left as if to make a U-turn, rather than slowly merging with traffic after initially entering the Muncie Bypass from Broadway. Upon doing so, he nearly struck an oncoming 18-wheeler, driven by 64-year-old Lynn W. Dettmer, head-on. On impact, Busby was ejected from his Honda Accord while Dettmer’s vehicle careened after the side of the side of the overpass.

Thankfully, Dettmer managed to escape from the cab of the tractor-trailer without injury. On the other hand, responding emergency medical services (EMS) crews seemingly transported Busby to Ball Memorial Hospital and then subsequently to Wishard Hospital via medical helicopter to be treated by doctors and nurses. He reportedly suffered “traumatic injuries” in the wreck.

The Muncie Bypass and Broadway were shut down pending accident clean up, which consisted of finding a way to safely retrieve the dangling semi-truck as well as clearing the roadway of spilled gasoline, and investigations into the cause of the incident. Structural damage to the Muncie Bypass overpass was allegedly deemed minor.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Indiana 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers.