Hancock County, IN — Two employees with the Indiana Department of Transportation were injured when a semi-truck collided with their truck in Hancock County, Indiana, last Thursday. The accident took place on Interstate 70, around 5:45 in the afternoon.
According to reports, the semi-truck was trying to move around traffic on the interstate when it crashed into the truck. Inside the INDOT truck were Willie Pittman and Mark Evans. Evans was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Pittman was taken to St. Vincent in critical condition.
At this time, it’s not clear what caused the truck driver to drive into the INDOT truck.
The driver of the 18-wheeler has been identified as Daniel Kebebe.
Scene of the Accident
Fortunately, no one was killed in this accident. Unfortunately, we still don’t have answers as to what caused it. Witnesses at the scene said that it looked like the driver of the semi didn’t even step on his brakes before the collision. I’d like to give him the benefit of the doubt. It’s possible that there’s a reason for why things happened the way they did. However, as things stand now, it seems that the truck driver is at fault for the accident. If that’s the case, the victim’s are likely going to have a fight on their hands, as the trucking company is only going to be concerned with protecting its bottom line, regardless of who was at fault. It may be a cynical viewpoint to take, but it’s something I’ve over and over again in similar cases I’ve been involved with.
— Grossman Law Offices