Earlier this week, Indiana State Troopers responded to a call where a semi-truck had rolled over onto a police car near Indianapolis. According to a report by 14News.com, the accident occurred on eastbound I-70. Apparently, the truck driver was near the police cruiser when it began to change lanes. Before the truck completed the lane change, however, the driver suddenly veered back into his own lane and crashed into the police car. As the semi-truck lost its load of steel sheets, the two vehicles spun out of control. Eventually the semi-truck came to a rest on top of the police cruiser.Both drivers, as well as a passenger in the police cruiser, were taken to the hospital for examination. All involved are in stable condition and are expected to recover. Police suspect that the semi-truck driver’s medical condition may have contributed to the accident. The driver was cited for an unsafe lane change.
Semi-Trucks Can Be Hazardous
Semi-trucks carry all kinds of goods across the country and are vital to our economy. However, the fact that so many of the drivers are under constant pressure to get to their destinations quickly can sometimes mean that commercial drivers are on the road when they shouldn’t be. This concern has led lawmakers to enact rules and regulations that require semi-truck drivers get a certain amount of rest during their trip. However, in some cases, these requirements are ignored and when they are, these semi-truck drivers are putting all drivers around them at risk.