April 11, 2012
A 43-year-old Valparaiso, Indiana, woman was killed after being involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Tuesday. According to The Post-Tribune, the accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 30 and CR 600 West in Porter County.
Reports from troopers with the Indiana State Police say that the 52-year-old driver of a 2009 Freightliner truck was heading west on U.S. 30 when he began to cough uncontrollably. He says that he realized the light had turned red as he approached the intersection, but that he was unable to stop the truck due to his coughing fit. The semi-truck screeched into the intersection and collided with a maroon SUV that was going south on 600W. The impact sent the vehicles across the median before coming to rest in the oncoming lanes of traffic.
While the driver of the truck and a passenger who was in the cab escaped the accident unscathed, the driver of the van died at the scene of the accident.
It is unclear whether the driver of the truck will face any charges in connection with the crash until troopers complete a full investigation into the accident.
The Indiana Truck Accident Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to send their thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of the woman who tragically died in this accident. The firm hopes that they can find swift closure to their untimely loss.