VIGO COUNTY (WTWO/WAWV) — Update: Three people were taken to the hospital following a Three-vehicle crash involving a dump truck that caused a traffic backup Wednesday in Terre Haute.
According to the Terre Haute Police Department, failure to yield the right of way was the cause of the crash. The crash occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of N. SR 46 and Wabash Avenue.
The driver of a Mack dump truck told police he was driving east on Wabash Avenue, approaching the intersection when the light turned yellow just before he was to enter the intersection. When the light turned yellow, a Jeep Commander that was facing westbound in the left turning lane began to turn onto SR 46.
The driver of the dump truck told police he slammed on his brakes but was unable to avoid hitting the jeep on its passenger side. The collision caused the dump truck to tip over and fall on its passenger side just off the south side of Wabash Avenue. The force of the impact pushed the Jeep into a Nissan Altima that had been waiting behind them in the turning lane of Wabash.
The driver of the dump truck had to be removed from the vehicle by first responders. The driver of the Jeep and the dump truck were taken to Union Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries. The passenger of the Nissan who complained of neck and chest pain was taken to Regional Hospital for treatment.
All involved were wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash. “Failure to yield right of way” was found to be the primary factor in the crash.
Original: A wreck involving three vehicles, including a dump truck, caused a traffic backup along SR 46/US 40 during the evening rush hour Wednesday.
According to Vigo County Central Dispatch, the wreck occurred in the area of N. SR 46 and Wabash Avenue. That’s south of Rose Hulman. The dump truck involved in the incident ended up on its side and took crews some time to get upright.
No word on possible injuries occurring from this incident. This is a developing story, follow MyWabashValley.com for updates as they become available.