Semi Driver Suffering Medical Emergency Crashes In Indiana
MADISON COUNTY, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Indiana State Police) — An early morning crash caused by a medical emergency led to the right lane of I-69 south bound being closed in the construction zone for almost 2 hours. Just before 3 a.m. this morning Trooper Brad Tucker was called to the 229 mile marker of I-69 SB for report of a semi that had gone off the right side of the road and crashed into the barrier cables, in the construction zone split, where south bound I-69 is split onto the north bound side. Tucker arrived and made contact with the driver who seemed uninjured but was incoherent.
The man had trouble finding his license and was having trouble staying alert. Tucker also noticed he wasn’t using his left arm or hand. Tucker immediately summoned an ambulance as the man appeared to be having a stroke or similar medical emergency. Tucker assisted Chesterfield EMS in getting Martin Paredes, age 51 of San Antonio, Texas, out of the truck and into the ambulance.
Mr. Paredes was transported to St Vincent Hospital in Anderson for treatment. Tucker stood by at the scene as Northwest Towing worked to remove the vehicle from the cables. The crash had the right lane of I-69 south bound closed at the 229 mile marker, in the construction zone, until just before 5 a.m. this morning. Tucker was assisted by Chesterfield EMS, Madison County EMA and Northwest Towing.