Crossroads typically have an increased risk of danger, simply due to the fat that vehicles are often approaching from several directions at once. Especially in areas where heavy traffic is the norm, drivers must be alert and cautious to avoid a collision at intersections. A truck accident recently occurred where U.S. 41 meets Industrial Park Boulevard, in Vincennes.
A tractor-trailer operator was reportedly making a left turn when he suddenly came to a full stop in the roadway, leaving the trailer end of his vehicle blocking two lanes of traffic. A collision occurred with a northbound vehicle in one of those lanes. A married couple, both aged 68, were traveling together in the vehicle. Sadly, neither survived.
Truck driver wasn’t hurt
While both occupants of the vehicle died because of their injuries, the tractor-trailer driver escaped injury. Both the sheriff’s office and coroner’s office from Knox County arrived at the scene of the tragedy to assist Indiana State Police. Truck accidents like this are often caused by driver negligence.
Support for families who have lost loved ones in truck accidents
Learning that a loved one has died in an Indiana truck accident causes shock and grief for the surviving family members. Beyond the emotional trauma, however, families often experience financial distress due to funeral expenses and other financial issues associated with a loved one’s death. State law allows immediate family members to file a wrongful death claim in a civil court when driver negligence was the proximate cause of a fatality.