A semi-truck accident seriously injured an Indiana State Trooper on Wednesday. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department reported that 25-year-old Trooper Brant Goubeaux was traveling eastbound on State Road 10 when he attempted to make a U-turn at approximately 5:20 a.m. Trooper Goubeaux was preparing to pull over a westbound vehicle when he maneuvered the U-turn in front of a semi-truck with his lights and sirens activated. The semi-truck was unable to avoid colliding with the squad car and impacted the driver’s side of the vehicle. Emergency crews had to extricate the Trooper from the vehicle, and he was airlifted to the hospital for serious injuries sustained. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured in the crash, and it is unknown of any citations will be issued. The investigation is ongoing.
Semi-truck accidents commonly result in serious injuries and fatalities that are often preventable. The severity of these accidents is mostly due to the large size and weight of the vehicles. Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds creating an impact that has severe results. Improperly loaded cargo, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and negligent driver are the most common causes of semi-truck accidents. To determine what caused your accident and who is responsible, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis semi-truck accident attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our personal injury attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases and have over a century of legal experience. Our attorneys will work tirelessly on your case to hold the party responsible, accountable for their negligence. If you have been injured in a semi-truck accident, contact us today for a free consultation.