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Updated January 13, 2023
On January 12, 2016, a sudden snowstorm causing slick road conditions and high wind gusts was blamed for a massive chain reaction crash involving at least forty vehicles. The crash scene in Dearborn County, near the Ohio border, was a combination of two smaller pileups and closed both lanes of Interstate 74 from late morning until nightfall.
Reports and photos form the scene show that as many as seventeen of the vehicles involved in the crash were trucks. News accounts indicate that the accident started when a semi-truck jackknifed on the highway, possibly because of the fifty-mile-per-hour winds. The destruction only escalated from there. No one was killed in the chain of collisions that followed, but six people were transported to hospitals with injuries.
Eyewitnesses suggest that the aftermath could have been much worse, though, and credit motorists on the scene for their brave and responsible actions.
The reactions of those on the scene prevented more vehicles from getting involved in the crash, and they might even have saved lives. Would you react as well as they did? Do you know what to do after a crash? When you are involved in a truck accident, follow these recommendations:
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, contact the Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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