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Accident on I-70

Friday, April 22, 2011

Indiana State Police and Putnam County Operation Life responded to a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 near the 30-mile marker Thursday afternoon. According to ISP Trooper Hans Nowak, the driver of the vehicle, Elizabeth Bensley, Port Jervis, N.Y., was eastbound on I-70. She had pulled over on the edge of the road, and as she pulled back into traffic, her vehicle was hit by a 2000 International semi-truck driven by Yoland Parent, Quebec, Canada. Bensley's vehicle spun and came to a stop on the south side of I-70. According to Nowak, witnesses stated Bensley was "up to good speed," when moving back into the flow of traffic, but Parent informed officials he did not see her. Both Bensley and her passenger refused medical treatment.

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This accident points to the practice that drivers should pull off the interstate at the intersections and not along the side of the interstate, unless an emergency exists.

This accident also points out that the truck driver was not paying attention to the road conditions and should have moved over into the passing lane to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

-- Posted by Lookout on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 8:06 AM

Lookout,sometimes, you just can't move over :(

-- Posted by sad_but_true on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 1:04 PM

then slow down.

-- Posted by Keyboard_hero on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 6:34 PM

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