On June 14, 2012, around 7:50 a.m., two semis crashed around mile marker 99, on westbound I-70 between the Indiana 9 and Mount Comfort Road exits, located west of Greenfield, Indiana, in Hancock County.
Indiana State Police report that one semi-truck was stopped in traffic as another approached it from behind. According to the report, the driver of the second semi hit the brakes, but knew he would not be able to stop in time so he swerved off the road, but the back of the semi crashed into the stopped semi sitting in traffic.
One person was airlifted from the crash scene in a helicopter and taken to Marion County Hospital, but his or her identity and health condition are currently unknown.
Traffic in the westbound lanes of I-70 were backed up for several hours and miles after the accident. All westbound lanes were closed for about an hour and half, and then one lane was opened. Traffic was still backed up for several more hours thereafter.
Starr Austen and Miller, Indiana truck accident lawyers, focus on representing individuals and their family members in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, such as those often involved in truck accidents. If you have any additional information on this accident, please call Mario Massillamany with the law firm of Starr Austen & Miller at (574) 722-6676.