Crossen Kooi can report a Tractor Trailer Driver died in a Vehicle Accident
just after midnight Thursday. Indiana State Police say the Truck Crash
happened on United States Interstate 65 near Downtown Indianapolis. The
truck driver is identified as 30 year old Sukhinder Dhuga from Ontario.
His passenger did suffer injuries.Indiana Workers Compensation issues
could be involved.
Indiana State Police say the semi truck driver might have fallen asleep
while driving; thus, causing the crash. Dhuga apparently went off the
right side of the highway, struck a guardrail and flipped. Indiana police
say he was stuck under the semi while his passenger was thrown from the
vehicle. Medics took both victims to a local Indianapolis hospital. Dhuga
died there while his passenger’s status is not known at last check
by Indianapolis Vehicle Crash Attorneys.
Semi Truck Drivers are frequently victims of Work Comp injuries due to
vehicle crashes. According to Trucking info, the United States Department
of Transportation estimates there are more than 500,000 trucking accidents
every year. The website further explains more than 75% of truck driving
crashes are because of an error by the driver of the passenger vehicle.
Only 16% of all truck driving crashes are due to the truck driver’s fault.
No matter who is to blame, injuries can be severe in a semi truck accident.
Statistics show about 5,000 people are killed in truck crashes every year.
And unfortunately, about 98% of the time, the drivers of the other vehicle
are killed in a truck crash.