GREENSBURG, IN — One woman was rushed to a hospital after a collision with a tractor-trailer that happened in Greensburg, Indiana on Thursday, May 1st, 2014, according to The Greensburg Daily News.
Police working with local accident investigation teams have reason to believe 24-year-old Courtney Crowe was hurt when the Chrysler Town & Country she was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer that turned into her path from a side road while driving on Broadway around 7:15 Thursday morning.
Scene of the Accident
Courtney Crowe was rushed to a nearby hospital in a helicopter with unspecified injuries.
Authorities from the Indiana State Police are helping local officials with the crash investigation.
The article suggests that the driver of the truck failed to yield to the right-of-way before the accident. You may think that just because the driver is facing citations in connection with the accident, that this must be a slam dunk case, and while I wish this were true it simply isn’t. Trucking companies have a great deal of practice in dealing with accidents of their own, while the victims in the crashes have only dealt with one or two collision their whole lives. If the trucking company knows they were in the wrong, they will likely do all they can to minimalize the damage by shifting the blame onto the victim by saying that they were driving recklessly or failed to avoid the accident. Always be prepared to fight in accidents with commercial vehicle companies, no matter how clear the facts look.
–Grossman Law Offices