• June 14, 2022

Rafael Woods, Lloyd Feltner Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on US 30 in Warsaw, IN

UPDATE (June 15, 2022): Recent reports identified the truck drivers hurt in the crash as 52-year-old Rafael A. Woods and Lloyd Feltner, also 52. Woods was flown to a hospital while Feltner reportedly went to be checked for chest pain. It appears Woods was approaching slowing traffic due to a lane closure. Woods told authorities he swerved to miss Feltner's truck but instead crashed into it. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Warsaw, IN -- June 13, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a semi-truck crashed into another truck on US 30.

Preliminary reports said that the crash happened at around 11:47 a.m. along US 30 in the area of State Route 15.

No further information about the crash is available at this time. It appears that a semi-trailer somehow crashed into the back of another commercial truck. One person was flown from the scene due to their injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Rafael Woods, Lloyd Feltner Truck Accident in Warsaw

Commercial truck wrecks are complex enough without two trucks being involved. All of those companies, trucking and insurance, fighting over who's responsible can quickly get messy, and the victims and families are the ones who stand the most to lose. That's one of the reasons it's even more crucial they have the tools and allies to make their voices heard. After all, there isn't much camaraderie within the profession when it comes time to own up to mistakes.

Rafael Woods, Lloyd Feltner Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Warsaw, IN

Case in point, I handled a situation a while back involving two commercial vehicles. While the evidence was pretty clear that the other driver messed up, their employer did everything in their power to deny helping our client. To do so, they essentially claimed that he was lying about his injuries, that all of the tests he had were unnecessary, that he didn't need surgery, and that all of the costs associated with the crash were over-exaggerated. Keep in mind this was all for a man who had a ruptured disk in his spine that ultimately required surgery and months of rehab just to get him back to work. It took us gathering a team of medical experts utilizing state-of-the-art imaging equipment to clearly show the nature of the injury, why it was so serious, and why it was definitely the crash that caused the injury. Only after those extensive measures did the company eventually relent.

Unfortunately, that's almost always the kind of roadblocks victims and families can expect to find. I know people look at lawyers as just anti-truckers out to punish hard workers, but a large portion of my clients have themselves been commercial drivers hurt by other reckless commercial drivers. I certainly can't say who or what caused this particular crash, but anyone hurt in a truck wreck like this deserves an opportunity to exercise their rights to get the help they need. Doing so means ensuring steps are taken to get them and their loved ones clear answers. It remains to be seen if steps are being taken to see that happens here.

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