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Indiana (IN) Truck Injures Sheriff's Deputy

On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, a Wayne County sheriff's deputy was injured while working an accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Indiana (IN).

While investigating an accident between two tractor-trailers near the 150-mile marker, the deputy was struck by a box truck pulling a car trailer. The victim was standing behind his vehicle at the time. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital. According to the sheriff, the victim's injuries "do not appear to be life-threatening."

Indiana State Police said that the box truck was driven by a man from Hopewell, Virginia (VA). From initial reports, it appears that he was not able to slow down enough to avoid striking another vehicle that was also slowing near the crash site. The driver swerved into the right lane to avoid hitting the vehicle and unfortunately, hit the deputy instead.

While we are glad that the deputy will likely recover from his injuries, this accident is a good example of why you must change your driving habits to suit roadway conditions. Always bear in mind that posted speed signs are the maximum number of miles per hour that you should be driving under optimal conditions. If conditions are less than optimal -- for instance, if there is inclement weather, or you are nearing a crash site -- it is important to slow down so that you don't become part of a wreck.

If you would like us to investigate your truck or car accident claim, please contact our personal injury law firm.




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