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A collision between a dump truck and a semi-truck on I-69 sent two to the hospital in Indiana

ANDERSON, Indiana – Around 11:00 a.m. on November 25, 2022, state authorities were dispatched to a crash site in the southbound lane of I-69 at mile marker 227.6, just one mile north of Anderson.

Initially, the Sheriff’s department released a report claiming the crash was fatal, but later noted the accident had resulted in the hospitalization of two individuals. According to updated news reports, a 2008 Mack dump truck was pulling a flatbed trailer when it suddenly veered off the left of the roadway. The dump truck then continued traveling across the median and over a barrier cable before becoming airborne. Upon entering the northbound lanes, the dump truck struck a semi-truck driven by a man from Texas. The dump truck came to rest on its side, and the semi-truck was pushed off the roadway, also stopping on its side in a field.

The drivers of both the dump truck and semi sustained injuries in the accident but, thankfully, survived the crash. This accident is currently under investigation. No further information is available about the wreck.

Further investigation will likely reveal the cause of the accident and help identify the responsible parties

While we may not know all the details surrounding the crash, we do know how fortunate these two drivers are to have lived through this accident. In many other trucking accidents that occur throughout the nation each day, fatalities are common. Here, the victims will likely benefit from consulting with a skilled attorney and initiating an independent investigation of the crash to gain a better understanding of what happened.

Personal injury attorneys, especially those specialized in trucking accidents, can often get to the bottom of what caused a crash by independently investigating manufacturing documents, training logs, drivers’ histories, and truck repair records. Since attorneys are not limited to the evidence they can gather from the crash site, they can use various other resources to identify parties responsible for the ultimate cause of the accident. With the addition of liable parties, victims and their families stand a better chance of recovering monetary damages for their pain, suffering, and unexpected losses.

At The Ammons Law Firm, our attorneys have provided free investigations in many trucking accidents. As such, we have handled wrecks involving negligence, manufacturing defects, inadequate road design, tire failures, and much more. In each scenario, victims and affected families were better equipped to bring claims against each party and to seek compensation from the responsible parties and their insurance companies.

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