Crash closes I-465 for three hours

Crash closes I-465 for three hours

There are 76 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 20, 2008, titled Crash closes I-465 for three hours. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A Franklin man was seriously injured this morning when his car struck a parked semi, closing northbound lanes of I-465 on the Southeast side for three hours.

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itsdangerousout there

Bringhurst, IN

#1 Jan 20, 2008
$5 says, he was either drowsy, had been drinking or had medical problems.
Lisa

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 20, 2008
WOW! I saw the aftermath of this man's car and he is so lucky to have survived this ordeal. I was late getting to work but prayed that all were okay and counted my blessings that I was alive and well myself. Make sure that those you love know it!
Truck on the shoulder

Jeffersonville, OH

#3 Jan 20, 2008
The real question why was this trucker stopped on a roadway. It is against the law to sleep on the shoulder. I hope the victim sues the trucker and is company for acting like they are above the law

“God Bless America”

Since: Apr 07

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#4 Jan 20, 2008
itsdangerousout there wrote:
$5 says, he was either drowsy, had been drinking or had medical problems.
On his cell phone.
Holy cow

New Lenox, IL

#5 Jan 20, 2008
Truck on the shoulder wrote:
The real question why was this trucker stopped on a roadway. It is against the law to sleep on the shoulder. I hope the victim sues the trucker and is company for acting like they are above the law
Although I'm not especially a big fan of trucker drivers, there could be a multitude of reasons his rig was on the side. Pretty big jump to conclusion to say he was sleeping.
HAWGHEAD

Hanover Park, IL

#6 Jan 20, 2008
Truck on the shoulder wrote:
The real question why was this trucker stopped on a roadway. It is against the law to sleep on the shoulder. I hope the victim sues the trucker and is company for acting like they are above the law
The story states the truck driver is from Indy. It is highly unlikely that a local driver is sleeping along the road in his hometown.
You're probably the guy that likes to pass me and cut me off then hit the brakes to make a right turn in front of me when I'm in my big truck.
"If you've got it, a truck brought it". TOOL
Why

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jan 20, 2008
Another great job reporting Star... So, why was the semi parked on the shoulder of a highway?
Mandy

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jan 20, 2008
SLOW DOWN!!!

“God Bless America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#9 Jan 20, 2008
HAWGHEAD wrote:
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The story states the truck driver is from Indy. It is highly unlikely that a local driver is sleeping along the road in his hometown.
You're probably the guy that likes to pass me and cut me off then hit the brakes to make a right turn in front of me when I'm in my big truck.
"If you've got it, a truck brought it". TOOL
It is the responsibility of the car driver to stay on the road and avoid any vehicle on the berm. As long as the trucker was off the road he is not at fault.
Ex-Midwesterner

United States

#10 Jan 20, 2008
Truck on the shoulder wrote:
The real question why was this trucker stopped on a roadway. It is against the law to sleep on the shoulder. I hope the victim sues the trucker and is company for acting like they are above the law
There you go, You don`t know why the truck was on the side of the road. It could had broke down. Truckers know not to sleep on the side of the road. That`s a Huge fine i mean Huge. People are so quick to SUE! or JUDGE! I`m a trucker myself. And if the trucker was in the wrong it would have been stated IDIOT!
Its me

Kenosha, WI

#11 Jan 20, 2008
Better asleep on the side of the road than dozing while driving!
Mine

United States

#12 Jan 20, 2008
Though I don't like to see truckers stopped on ramps or highways for extended periods of time, THIS WAS IN NO WAY THE TRUCKER'S FAULT!

The car had left the pavement before it hit the truck. If you are too sleepy or too busy talking on the phone to drive...DON'T!
Billy Joe Hillbilly

Pittsboro, IN

#13 Jan 20, 2008
Truck on the shoulder wrote:
The real question why was this trucker stopped on a roadway. It is against the law to sleep on the shoulder. I hope the victim sues the trucker and is company for acting like they are above the law
Typical Carmelite. They run all around Hamilton County blowing red lights and driving like morons, but they want the big trucks banned from sharing the roads with them.
Conccerned Citizen

Saint Marys, PA

#16 Jan 20, 2008
At that time of morning, was the guy very sleepy and fell asleep at the wheel, or was he at a bar all night and was on his way home and drunk?
TYRA BANKS

Columbus, OH

#17 Jan 20, 2008
itsdangerousout there wrote:
$5 says, he was either drowsy, had been drinking or had medical problems.
great deduction sherlok holmes
Deontae Coleman

Marysville, OH

#18 Jan 20, 2008
Truck on the shoulder wrote:
The real question why was this trucker stopped on a roadway. It is against the law to sleep on the shoulder. I hope the victim sues the trucker and is company for acting like they are above the law
Here is an idea, maybe the truck was broke down. The first thing that come to mind is since it was so cold last night maybe his fuel "jelled" up.

Sue him...

YOU ARE A TURD!
Christian

Jeffersonville, OH

#19 Jan 20, 2008
Truck on the shoulder wrote:
The real question why was this trucker stopped on a roadway. It is against the law to sleep on the shoulder. I hope the victim sues the trucker and is company for acting like they are above the law
No, the real question is why did the car-that caused the accident-drive off onto the shoulder and into the grass before returning to the road to smash into the semi?
TYRA BANKS

Columbus, OH

#21 Jan 20, 2008
You people just don't get it. If this was a Carmel driver, then it has to be somebody else's fault!!

“When is recess”

Since: Mar 07

Down home in Greene County

#22 Jan 20, 2008
HAWGHEAD wrote:
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The story states the truck driver is from Indy. It is highly unlikely that a local driver is sleeping along the road in his hometown.
You're probably the guy that likes to pass me and cut me off then hit the brakes to make a right turn in front of me when I'm in my big truck.
"If you've got it, a truck brought it". TOOL
Those silly 4 wheelers,,, as you said not many local guys sleep on the side of the road where they live. May have been checking papers OR -- made a SAFE cell phone call -- YOU THINK -- I get so tired of the dangers the 4 wheelers do.--
dirtfarmer out and away, uper star in the diesel car,,,

“When is recess”

Since: Mar 07

Down home in Greene County

#23 Jan 20, 2008
Truck on the shoulder wrote:
The real question why was this trucker stopped on a roadway. It is against the law to sleep on the shoulder. I hope the victim sues the trucker and is company for acting like they are above the law
Quite the assumption there 4 wheeler driver. Notice no E on the assumption so it does not make an A@@ of of me just you. Drive safe or should I say HANG UP AND DRIVE !!!!

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