According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Jeremy Tighe, an 18-year-old firefighter for McCutchanville Fire Department, was killed after a fire truck overturned around 8:30 p.m. The truck accident occurred across from the landfill and near the Mayse Farm Market on North St. Joe Avenue in Vanderburgh County.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the fire truck on its side in a drainage ditch on the edge of the road. Although the full details of the incident are not yet in order, the sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation indicates the fire truck left the road and went onto the shoulder. The truck then struck a power line pole.
The driver of the fire truck, 24-year-old Brandon Cason of Evansville, was taken to Deaconess Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released. Tighe was the passenger in the fire truck.
Authorities believe Cason and Tighe were in the middle of training when the accident occurred. An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.
Tragic incidents like this one happen on a regular basis, but the fact of the matter is that truck accidents are usually the result of the driver’s negligence. drivers of semis, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other large trucks tend to drive long hours and have tight schedules, so sometimes they speed in order to arrive at their destinations on time, fall asleep behind the wheel, or even drive drunk.
Although the time period following a truck accident can be extremely difficult, it’s important for victims to know that help is available. If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, contact a truck accident attorney right away for help.
Truck accident attorneys are here to ensure that your case ends with the best possible outcome. Your paralegal will work diligently so you can obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. You may be eligible for up to millions of dollars in money damages, medical care and lost wages, and your truck accident attorney will fight to ensure you receive your benefits.