On June 15, 2012, at approximately 1:40 p.m. Jacqueline Jansing and her one year old passenger were headed northbound on U.S. 421 in a Chevy S-10 pickup truck when they were hit, head on, by a vehicle driven by 17 year old Jordan Franklin. The accident occurred on U.S. 421 at around State Road 47, in Boone County, Indiana.
Franklin had been heading southbound on U.S. 421, headed back to Fishers, Indiana, from a church camp in Clinton County. From preliminary reports it is believed that his vehicle veered off the road for an unknown reason, and then he overcorrected, thereby crossing into oncoming traffic.
Franklin was pronounced dead at the scene. Jansing and her infant were airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital, where there conditions have been reported as not life threatening. Ms. Jansing has been reported to have sustained internal and hand injuries, while her infant has bruises from the car seat restraints.
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.
[Sources: The Indy Channel, WTHR, Wish TV]