• October 18, 2022

Van Crashes through Fence on Bloyd Ave, Driver Killed in Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis, IN — October 16, 2022, one person died after his van left Interstate 70 and crashed into a home's back yard in east Indianapolis.

Authorities say the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on I-70. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a van west on the expressway when he lost control for unknown reasons. The van left the travel lanes and rolled down an embankment near Keystone Avenue, then crashed through a fence and came to rest in a yard on Bloyd Avenue.

Responders extricated the driver from the damaged van and transported him to a hospital where he died a short time later. No other injuries were reported.

No further information is currently available.

Van Crashes through Fence on Bloyd Ave, Driver Killed in Indianapolis, IN

Commentary on Indianapolis Van Accident on Bloyd Ave

One of the biggest hurdles I encounter in this line of work is the idea that a single-vehicle accident is easily explained. Folks tend to feel that if a driver lost control then they must have done something wrong, and fingers are often quickly (and many times unfairly) pointed at speeding, falling asleep, using a phone, and other driver-related errors as probable causes.

It's not that those can or should be overlooked by investigators, but they can't be taken for granted either. There could be more to the story, so it's important to consider all the possibilities. What if the vehicle malfunctioned somehow or lost traction on a bad or wet patch of road? Did the driver have a medical emergency that incapacitated him? Did someone else cut him off and make him swerve off the road? Did the van's safety features function properly during the wreck?

Likely or not, those issues and others also need consideration. Unfortunately police sometimes ignore them while looking for an easy solve, which is why it's important for people to be aware of how complex a single-vehicle wreck can really be. Click below to learn more.

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