Fatal accident on Indiana Toll Road

Fatal accident on Indiana Toll Road

There are 22 comments on the WNDU-TV South Bend story from May 10, 2006, titled Fatal accident on Indiana Toll Road. In it, WNDU-TV South Bend reports that:

Indiana - A multiple fatal accident on the Indiana Toll Road has caused part of the roadway to close.

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Bill Cook

Charlotte, NC

#1 May 10, 2006
Slow or not slow....the trucks are just going way to fast! Why can't we crack down on the truck drivers who are out of control due to high gas prices eating their incomes and so they have to drive fastr to make a living?
drag

AOL

#2 May 11, 2006
I came up on this vehicle before the accident occured and she was operating her vehicle at between 10-20 mph on a very busy highway, the truck that struck her was at its best traveling 62 mph, this may have been preventable but the truck that struck her was not even able to maintain the 65 mph speed zone that is posted on the highway, the minimum speed limit in that area was 45 mph, it is a shame this happened but once again the truck that struck her was not speeding
fred

Youngstown, OH

#3 May 11, 2006
Everyone is always so quick to point the finger at the truck drivers. They are out there making a living like everyone else. Cars are supposed to maintain certain speeds too on the highway. It is a shame that this happened but don't be so quick to point the finger at the truck drivers. We all know that the faster you go, the more gas you burn up. You make no sense!!! Truck drivers do not go fast to make more money.
Tayloria

Richmond, VA

#4 May 18, 2006
This was my aunt and two of my cousins who were killed in this accident. I do not blame anyone because God makes no mistakes. I know that my family members are up in heaven now protected from all the dangers in the world smiling down on me. I think this accident may have been preventable but I also believe that they still would have died on this same day because like I said God makes know mistakes and he has a plan for everyone.
ccc

Byron, IL

#5 May 23, 2006
Tayloria wrote:
This was my aunt and two of my cousins who were killed in this accident. I do not blame anyone because God makes no mistakes. I know that my family members are up in heaven now protected from all the dangers in the world smiling down on me. I think this accident may have been preventable but I also believe that they still would have died on this same day because like I said God makes know mistakes and he has a plan for everyone.
The driver is a faithful church member he and all of his church
are praying for your family. Not only his church, but many of his friends are praying too.
Sankim

AOL

#6 Apr 27, 2007
Bill Cook wrote:
Slow or not slow....the trucks are just going way to fast! Why can't we crack down on the truck drivers who are out of control due to high gas prices eating their incomes and so they have to drive fastr to make a living?
Tell you what Bill the Interstate system was created for Commercial and Military vehicle use. The minium posted speed throughout both Lincoln and Eisenhower Hwy system is 40-45mph by law any vehicle operating at a lower speed than that they must display flashing lights (that would be your 4ways) to warn other vehicles of rolling road hazard. And as far as the big trucks are going too fast they need to be stopped.. I drive for a living and I agree some do drive too fast but for the most a lot of the accidents that occur between Semi's and Cars happen at the merging... entering and exiting hwy. And the other is when you just gotta get in front of that big truck just before your lane runs out.
Sash

Valparaiso, IN

#7 Jan 14, 2009
Well, Fred from Ohio, since you may have no idea what the weather conditions are like here in NW Indiana today, I would have to say your opinion might be irrelevant. Although I wasn't there and don't know the time of the accident, I can tell you that 65 in the weather we are experiencing today (heavy snow, wind, low visibility) could be considered irresponsible.
amy

Warrenville, IL

#8 Jan 27, 2010
well considering i travel 65 quite often, i must say that it's not the truckers fault unless they decided to skip some sleep to get where they are going faster.i have seen truckers only swerve not really going fast, but falling asleep at the wheel! my advice is 65 has alot of problems! weather conditions, people not getting proper amount of sleep and also fast drivers.i would be a total liar if i said i never went over the speed limit! we are so quick to point fingers when sometimes it our own faults!
Jdriver

Xenia, OH

#9 Feb 19, 2011
That is the problem in Indiana the cars fly by us like we are sitting still but if we go 5 miles over limit we are stopped inspected and ticketed. Bill my guess is you dont travel much on turnpike to see the way truck drivers are cut off and the challenges we face everytime we sit behind the wheel. It is so easy for people that dont have a clue to just "blame it on the trucks"
Bill Cook wrote:
Slow or not slow....the trucks are just going way to fast! Why can't we crack down on the truck drivers who are out of control due to high gas prices eating their incomes and so they have to drive fastr to make a living?
Billie

United States

#10 May 12, 2011
Most people don't realize that 78% of all crashes involving a semi truck are caused by a 4 wheeler. It is sad that this accident happened and my heart goes out to the family. I also feel very sad for tthe truck driver that has to live with this the rest of there life. So many trucks are governed at 65 or even lower. We all don't fly. I myself get passed by more 4 wheelers doing well above the speed limit. Please drive carefully.
Trucker - paramedic

Fort Wayne, IN

#11 Oct 28, 2011
Bill Cook wrote:
Slow or not slow....the trucks are just going way to fast! Why can't we crack down on the truck drivers who are out of control due to high gas prices eating their incomes and so they have to drive fastr to make a living?
Were you there if not keep your amateur detective comments to yourself the truck was going 62 mph the van was going 15 mph with no hazard lights on, the truck left 200 feet of skid marks. The van then came to a complete stop in the middle of the road in the left lane. The truck had no way out because of the idiotic 4 wheelers that were pacing him. I saw the whole thing happen . Also the faster you run the more fuel you burn I know because I drive a truck for a living.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#12 Oct 28, 2011
Jam on your brakes in the middle of a busy intestate in protest and demand CHANGE you can believe in! LOL!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#13 Oct 28, 2011
ccc wrote:
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The driver is a faithful church member he and all of his church
are praying for your family. Not only his church, but many of his friends are praying too.
I guess they shoulda prayed for better common sense two days ago, because it's too late now! Besides, everyone knows that the lawd is powerless against iron chariots, it says so in the bible, LOL.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#14 Oct 28, 2011
Sankim wrote:
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Tell you what Bill the Interstate system was created for Commercial and Military vehicle use.
The English language was created for Englishmen like yourself to communicate effectively and the rules of the English language stipulate that generic words such as, "interstate", "commercial" or "military" are not typically capitalized. Like they say, "If you can read or write, thank a teacher. If you can read or write in English, thank an Englishman".

That said, individual people have a RIGHT to travel the highways and streets that the people have funded and tasked it's servant, the government, to build and maintain for the people's mutual liberty and enjoyment. Commercial use of these highways is not a RIGHT but a privilege. Military use of our public roads is by the charity of the people, as the military does not have any more right to use our public roads than a commercial operator, unless the President of the United States has suspended habeas corpus upon declaration of martial law.
CharlieRock

Mount Gilead, OH

#15 Oct 28, 2011
Bill you are one ignorant individual. Go faster to save fuel? That truck driver did nothing wrong. The news reports say the other driver slowed down in the middle of the highway! That's a no no. Truck drivers are the best and safest drivers. They have to. Have you ever driven an 18 wheeler? It takes a lot of skill.
Karen

Sparta, MI

#16 Oct 28, 2011
Like it or not all commerce would stop if we didn't have trucks driving the roadways. I agree with Charlie that truck drivers are the best and safest drivers.
My husband is a semi driver & he can tell you many, many stories about stupid 4 wheelers with absolutely no driving skills putting semi drivers at risk of having an accident through no fault of their own. The van was full of Ecuadorians so what does that tell you !
houdini

Hillsboro, MO

#17 Oct 28, 2011
I drive for this company and our trucks are governed to 63mph. I don't have any details and I'm not taking sides but will say there's no way this truck could have been speeding in a 65mph zone.
Ann

Tinley Park, IL

#18 Oct 28, 2011
People don't realize if takes so much longer for a truck to be able to stop than a car. Any other vehicle behind this van that was slowed down to only 15/20mph on a 65mph expressway would have hit it. plus, from what the reports stated no one in this van was wearing seat belts not even the infant that was just placed in the car seat. So sad, for all involved.
Ann

Tinley Park, IL

#19 Oct 28, 2011
Also, I drive a fairly large 7 person minivan with 7 seat belts(which most are) and find it very difficult to squeeze an 8th person in let alone 10 including a car seat. I just don't get it. Why do people think that is safe to do and don't realize they are putting all involved in jeopardy!!
Jeff Clark

United States

#20 Oct 29, 2011
The truck involved is governed. It was not speeding. Let's wait for more info.

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