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LAKE STATION, IN — A big rig driver, who swerved to avoid hitting another semi truck that was moving into his lane, caused an overhead Borman Expressway sign near Lake Station,Ind. to partially collapse.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – On Thursday, February 9, 2012 a pickup truck crashed into a tanker truck in Indianapolis, IN and the pickup became wedged under the tanker, trapping the injured driver until emergency crews could rescue him.
BRISTOL, IN – Seven people were killed on a toll road in Bristol, IN when their mini van was hit from behind by a semi truck on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
FISHERS, IN – Hundreds of homes and businesses in Hamilton County, Indiana lost their power Monday, November 29, after an early morning semi truck accident. The single vehicle collision occurred just north of Indianapolis at the intersection of Allisonville Road and 116th Street in the town of Fishers, IN. The truck accident area is in the central part of the state, about 187 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois and about 130 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky.
Early Monday morning truck driver John Williams of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was driving a semi trailer truck through Hamilton County, IN. The logo on the cab section of the truck was Bay & Bay, a transportation and freight company based out of Rosemount, Minnesota. The cargo and destination of the semi is not known. ... Read More
SOUTH BEND, IN – A truck driver died early Saturday morning, October 23, from injuries he received in a rear-end truck accident on a highway in St. Joseph County, Indiana. The fatal two vehicle collision occurred on the Indiana Toll Road near the exit for Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN and would impact traffic for most of the day. The truck accident area is in the northwest corner of Indiana, about 116 miles south of Grand Rapids, Michigan and about 95 miles east of Chicago, Illinois.
Early Saturday morning, on October 23, 57 year old Oleh Pyvovarov of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was driving a semi trailer truck east on the Indiana Toll Road, also known as Interstate 80/90. The truck driver had a cargo of bagged apples and other produce in the trailer section of his semi. It is not known if he was the owner/operator or working for someone else. He may have been taken the produce back to Wisconsin but this has not been confirmed. ... Read More
HUNTINGTON, IN – A father and son were tragically killed Wednesday morning on December 30, 2009 just two days before the New Year. The accident happened when their pick-up truck was struck by a freight train in Huntington, Indiana.
The Norfolk-Southern train slammed into the pick-up truck at its crossing on Hitzfield Street shortly after 11am, instantly killing the father, 44-year old Wally Bowers and his son, 22-year old Nathan Bowers. The crossing does not have lights or swing arms, just two stop signs on both sides of the tracks.
The family of the victims of the train-truck accident spoke out to Indiana’s NewsCenter.
Wally sold scrap metal for a living to help support his family including his special-needs son Nathan. LeBecca Boyer, Wally’s former wife, owns several rental properties, but the economy has taken a toll on her income, leaving no money for Christmas presents.
Now Boyer is left with little money for funeral expenses for men she says would have given the shirts off their backs for anybody.
“I’ll sell my house and all of my belongings if I have to,” said a tearful LeBecca.
Boyer and her family hope new safety measures will be installed at the crossing. Residents tell Indiana’s NewsCenter that something “should be done there” to prevent another tragedy.
WARSAW, IN – A semi tanker truck hauling anhydrous ammonia was hit by a passenger vehicle just after midnight on U.S. 30 near County Road 500 west in Kosciusko County. The vehicle failed to stop at an intersection, slamming into the side of a semi-tanker, causing the tanker to jack-knife and eventually roll-over onto its side.
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department suspects that the driver of the passenger vehicle was impaired or intoxicated and legal blood toxicology is pending.
Both drivers were taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital. The driver of the semi-tanker truck was treated and released, but the passenger vehicle driver was reported to be in serious condition with a possible broken neck.
HAZMAT crews were on the scene slowly removing the anhydrous ammonia and transferring it into another tanker. Westbound U.S. 30 will be closed from C.R. 350 West to C.R. 650 West for an undetermined time today.
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BLOOMFIELD, IN – On Sep 24 at about 7:00 am, just east of Bloomfield, in Greene County, Indiana, a semi truck carrying a load of over 5000 gallons of hot asphalt rolled over several times and landed in a ditch spilling hot liquid asphalt. The semi truck driver was lucky to escape with minor injury.
Lt. Bryan K. Woodall of the Greene County Sheriff’s Dept. stated that the semi truck accident happened at 6:05 am on State Road 54 near County Road 375E. James Wilcox, 27 years old, from Magnolia, Kentucky, was the driver of the semi truck. He was suffering from a cut in the head and was transported to Greene County General Hospital by the Greene County Ambulance Service.
Wilcox was travelling westbound on the highway 54 in a 2001 Freightliner semi-tanker owned by Kevin Lucas Trucking Inc. (Cecilia, KY). The semi truck was hauling a load of about 5,900 gallons of hot liquid asphalt. Wilcox said that he was having trouble controlling the semi truck as he came around a curve when it started to roll over as it came near the bottom of the hill.
Lt. Woodall reported that the truck rolled off the south side of the curve and off the roadway, then came to a stop on its side. About 1,000 gallons of hot liquid asphalt spilled out of the top fill spout of the tanker.
A Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) crew from Task Force Seven was called in to clean up the accident. This crew consists of personnel from the Greencastle Fire Department and VCARE (from Vigo County). Crews from the VanBuren Township Fire Department (from Monroe County) were also called in to assist in the large containment effort.
Lt. Woodall also mentioned that the owner of Lucas Trucking (Kevin Lucas) was on his way to the scene of the accident with personnel to offload the remaining hot liquid asphalt from the tanker. This would lighten the load so the wrecking service would be able to upright the overturned rig.
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CLYMERS, IN – Updated: Wednesday, 02 Sep 2009. This is a follow up to a previous post: Indiana Truck Accident Semi-Truck Crashes Into Train. The truck driver, Arnold Brandt, 65 from Winamac, IN is fighting for his life in the hospital following a harrowing truck accident with a train near Logansport, IN at 3:40 pm on Sep 1st.
Immediately after the crash on Main St. and Vandalia in Clymers, local residents and Good Samaritans Michael Wallace and Jared Russell rushed to the scene of the violent truck accident and found the semi driver on the ground where he had been thrown from the cab by the force of the collision. Some debris from the crash had fallen on top of him after he hit the ground. The semi-truck was split in two by the force of the accident.
The men stated that all they could see was the driver’s arm. They pulled 3 or 4 railroad ties off him, then stabilized him, then applied pressure to a gash in his forehead. Russell’s and Wallace’s quick action helped sustained Brandt until emergency workers arrived and transported him to the hospital.
It is not clear exactly what happened, but it is believed that Brandt was trying to move his truck off the tracks when it stalled. Police say they believe Brandt was trying to get out of the cab and off the tracks when the accident occurred.
The train that collided with the truck was the Triple Crown. Wallace stated that he heard the train whistle blow 8 or 10 times, which he said was unusual … then he heard a big “Boom!” He also stated that this was a heavily trafficked area for trains. Both Russell and Wallace both said that the trains come through there very fast.
Russell, who has CPR certification, stated that he was glad that he took classes and that he planned to keep his first aid certifications current and not let them lapse.
The truck driver, Brandt, was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana for treatment. He suffered severe head and internal injuries.
CLYMERS, IN – Sep 1st – At 4pm Indiana State Police went to the scene of a truck accident where a train has collided with a semi-truck just off State Road 25. Witnesses state that the truck was crossing the tracks while its horn was blowing when the train hit the truck. The cab was separated from the trailer and the driver was ejected, who was later air lifted to a hospital in the area. In the collision, the trailer split open and spilled corn onto the roadway.
The intersection had no signal and no barrier. Although not disclosing much information, police did say that State Road 25 will be closed between State Road 75 and State Road 24 and they expect it to stay closed until Wednesday morning.
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