July 8, 2011 – Indianapolis, Ind. – According to a news story from Indystar, a semi-trailer tractor truck backed up into an Indianapolis resident, Robert Kivett, 47, in a business parking lot on the Westside. The accident happened in the early morning hours on Friday, July 1.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Jaime Clemenents, 24, had put a semi-trailer in reverse at 2602 W. Minnesota Street. He stopped the car when he noticed a cell phone on the ground. He stopped the truck and got out to pick it up.
When he went back to get into the vehicle, he saw a person on the ground to the right of the truck. Kivett died from his injuries at the scene of the accident around 12:30 a.m.
An Indiana accident attorney can file a wrongful death claim if a loved one has been injured by somebody else’ negligence. Drivers of trucks and tractor trailers have a higher amount of liability to pedestrians because of the serious potential harm their vehicles may cause.
As a service to the residents of Indianapolis and the surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Indiana that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-car accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.
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