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Semi-Truck Drives Away after Causing Woman to Flip Car


speeding 18-wheeler on highway

According to CBS 4 Indy, an 18-wheeler collided repeatedly with a woman’s car, causing her to flip her vehicle into a ditch near Fishers, Indiana.

Escaped Disaster with only a Bruise

Genevieve Boulais travels on Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Muncie regularly. As a student at Ball State University, Boulais was on a return trip to the university following her fall break.

She says an 18-wheeler kept inching closer to the rear of her car until it finally bumped into her. Before she could react, the semi-truck driver crashed into her car again, causing her to lose control of her car.

CBS 4 Indy reports that Boulais flipped her car over and into a ditch off the highway. The car sustained massive damage to the front and back bumpers and windows as well as the roof. CBS 4 Indy reports that the crash totaled the car.

However, Boulais managed to survive the horrifying affair with only minor injuries – a bruise on her leg. She says the driver of the truck never stopped.

Fishers police say this is the fifth accident involving semi-trucks – and it is the fifth crash where the 18-wheeler driver is listed as being at fault.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information regarding large truck traffic crashes is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • In 2014, 3,903 people died in crashes involving large trucks – a 2 percent decrease from 2013.
  • Seventy-nine percent of people who died in large-truck crashes were occupants of the other vehicles.
  • In addition, 74 percent of the people injured in large-truck crashes were occupants of the other vehicles.
  • An estimated 111,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2014.

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