Legal News for Indiana 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys. Two separate crashes, involving a total of five tractor-trailers, killed one motorist and injured two others.
Two Indiana 18-wheeler crashes, one of which involved four semi-trucks, occurred on Interstate 65 and caused three people to suffer injuries ranging from minor to fatal.
Remington, IN—A single-vehicle 18-wheeler accident backed up traffic along Interstate 65, subsequently causing four tractor-trailers to become involved in a chain-reaction collision more than five hours later. The pair of accidents occurred Monday, March 29, 2010, in southern Jasper County, Indiana, according to information provided by IndyStar.com.
Indiana State Police (ISP) authorities reported an 18-wheeler, driven by 50-year-old Jorge O. Acevedo, overturned in the northbound lanes of I-65 at approximately 6 a.m. Boxes carrying nearly 30,000 pounds of t-shirts allegedly spilled out of the semi as a result of the rollover accident. While Acevedo luckily managed to escape injury in the semi crash, the rig blocked both lanes of the interstate, causing traffic to slow to a crawl.
At around 11:32 a.m., a tractor-trailer, driven by 47-year-old Mandeep S. Nagra, struck the rear of 53-year-old Steven D. Rowland’s semi for unknown reasons. The impact caused Rowland’s truck to rear-end another big rig, driven by 51-year-old Richard T. Stroud. Stroud’s truck consequently hit yet another 18-wheeler, driven by 53-year-old Mark W. Brafett.
Fire rescue personnel responded to the scene to extricate Nagra from his damaged semi. He was then airlifted to Methodist Hospital via medical helicopter, where his critical injuries proved fatal at 6 p.m. Emergency medical services (EMS) crews also transported Stroud and Rowland to Jasper County Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Brafett did not sustain any injuries in the chain-reaction 18-wheeler crash. It was not stated whether any citations were issued in regards to either wreck, though investigations are expected to continue.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Indiana 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers.