Pictured above: the resulting traffic caused by the distracted driver's accident
On Wednesday morning, a distracted driver of a semi-truck caused a messy wreck in Indianapolis, Indiana. The accident occurred on Interstate 65 near 38th Street. The unidentified driver was heading south on I-65 when he veered off the road and drifted onto the shoulder of the highway and into an abandoned car. Officials say that he had taken his eyes off the road in order to change the radio station. Unfortunately, the semi the driver had been driving was carrying 17,000 pounds of the chemical potassium hydroxide and burst into flames on impact.
Officials are using the accident to warn other drivers on the road how easy it is to get distracted while driving. Although no one was injured, hazmat cleanup crews were forced to shut down the southbound lanes of I-65 for three hours in order to clean up the spillage. It took a total of ten hours for the crews to finishing cleaning up the mess. For other drivers on the road, this meant additional hours of traffic. According to officials, the driver of the semi could be facing charges after an investigation.
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and distracted drivers are always a present danger when on the road. rom a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.
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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.