A truck driver from Georgia was saved Tuesday morning after his truck rolled and landed partially on its cab. The incident happened on I-70 Westbound in Indiana near Exit 23 at around 8:00 a.m.
Van driver failed to see semi as they were merging onto the interstate
Making sure you have a complete 360-degree view of the travel area is vital for the safety of yourself and others. Judith Minar, 78, of Brazil, Indiana, attempted to merge a 2019 Honda onto I-70 westbound, failing to grant right of way to a 2023 Volvo semi driven by Troy Pina, 40 of Smyrna, Georgia, according to Indiana State Police.
The truck driver was not able to change lanes due to the morning traffic and was sideswiped. The van spun out of control, and stopped facing the oncoming traffic.
The truck fell into the north-side ditch, causing the entire tractor-trailer to roll over onto the driver’s side and shatter the trailer.
Some good Samaritans that witnessed the events stopped to give first aid. Local fire and rescue services extricated the driver from the truck.
The driver was severely injured and was life-flighted to Indianapolis for further treatment. Westbound I-70 was closed until noon so that crews could clean up the accident scene.