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The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; of the 530 fatal crashes in work zones in the country, 27% — or 144 …

Truck Rear-Ends Passenger Car near Bourbon, IN

A man was killed when his car was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on US-30 near Bourbon, Ind., on Sunday, April 29. According to WNDU.com, the 82-year-old driver was slowing to turn right onto Cedar Road off of US-30 when he was hit from behind by a tractor trailer. The collision pushed the small car …

Truck Crashes into School Bus near Indianapolis

A truck hauling produce reportedly rear-ended a school bus in Pike Township, Ind., on Thursday, April 19, sending nine children and the bus driver to area hospitals. According to IndyStar.com, the crash occurred on Zionsville Road near a railroad crossing. Injuries to the children, who were all estimated to be in sixth-grade or younger, were …

Woman Injured in Crash with Semi in Kosciusko County, IN

A woman was in serious condition after her car slammed into a tractor trailer at the intersection of U.S. 30 and County Road 350 West in Kosciusko County, Ind., on Monday, April 9. According to WNDU.com, the tractor trailer was traveling on County Road 350 West and had stopped at the intersection before crossing into …

Five Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Evansville, IN

A semi tractor trailer collided with a passenger car on U.S. Highway 41 in Knox County, Ind., killing all five people in the car on Wednesday, March 28. According to TriStateHomePage.com, three adults and two children were killed when their vehicle crashed into the truck, then slid beneath it and burst into flames. The Knox …

Truck Crash Spills Hazardous Material in Indianapolis

A truck hauling 3,500 pounds of a highly flammable hazardous material crashed on Interstate 70 in Indianapolis on Friday, March 16, spilling some of the material into a ditch and injuring the driver of the truck. According to IndyStar.com, the accident happened in the early-morning hours after a blown tire caused the truck driver to …

Tractor Trailer Accidents Dot Highways Near South Bend

Two accidents involving four tractor trailers led to dangerous travel on the Indiana Toll Road near South Bend in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 13. In the first crash, according to WSBT.com, the driver of a semi tractor traveling westbound lost control of his vehicle and swerved off the road. As its driver …

Driver of Car Injured in Truck Accident with Semi in Lafayette, Ind.

A pedestrian vehicle crashed into the back of a semi-truck on Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Lafayette, Ind. According to WLFI.com, the driver of the vehicle was injured in the accident and was taken to a nearby medical facility. The accident occurred on an on-ramp to northbound Highway 38. The car suffered severe front-end damage and …

Fatal Crash Causes Tanker Spill in Indiana

TribStar.com is reporting that a fatal accident involving a semitrailer on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 14, left one person dead in Hendricks County, Ind. According to the report, the accident closed eastbound Interstate 70 as Indiana State Police investigated the accident and crews worked to clean up a material spill initiated by the crash. …

Tanker Truck Involved in Accident Near Indianapolis

The driver of a pickup truck was wedged in his vehicle beneath a tanker after the two vehicles collided on a small road south of Indianapolis on Thursday, Feb. 9, according to WXIN-TV. According to the report, the accident occurred in the early-morning hours after an 18-wheeler pulled from a business driveway onto Harding Street …

Highway Closes After Two Semis Crash Near Fort Wayne

Two tractor-trailer trucks were involved in a crash on westbound U.S. 30 outside of Fort Wayne, Ind., on the morning of Friday, Feb. 3, The Journal Gazette reports. The Indiana Department of Transportation reported that dense fog in the area is causing hazardous travel conditions and may have contributed to the accident. No details on …

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