The reasons a car may hit another from behind can be countless. However, when traffic is already snarled due to car accidents, anyone caught in the traffic back-up may be vulnerable to being involved in a rear-end crash. It appears this kind of scenario led to a car accident on an Indiana highway as traffic was slowed for a tractor-trailer crash earlier in the morning.
The initial tractor-trailer accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on a Tuesday and resulted in traffic that was limited to one lane and slowed to about 10 miles per hour. A 44-year-old woman headed westbound was caught in the slow moving traffic. She was struck from behind, and it was reported that the car that hit her was going at a higher speed.
The woman sustained internal injuries. She needed to be airlifted from the site of the car accident. The driver who hit her, a 46-year-old man, also needed to be airlifted to a hospital after initially receiving treatment at one medical facility.
The devastation of car accidents of this nature can lead to costly damages for vehicles, and they are also costly for the victims who suffer injuries and require medical treatment. The costs of treating internal injuries, being air lifted from the scene and any further medical needs can all create an extensive financial burden for those involved. One option for injured victims who need medical care is to pursue a personal injury suit in an Indiana civil court. A successful suit can lead to monetary damages that cover the cost of medical care.
Source: greensburgdailynews.com, ” Two seriously injured in I-74 crash“, Brent Brown, Aug. 26, 2015