Trash hauler rolls over in Hammond
Sun-Times Media February 21, 2013 3:32PM
Photo from Indiana State Police
Updated: March 23, 2013 6:30AM
HAMMOND — A semitrailer driver suffered only some back pain Thursday morning after the truck hauling trash that he was driving in Hammond partially rolled over after he took a curve too fast and lost control of the vehicle.
At approximately 10:51 a.m., a 2002 Mack semitrailer hauling trash, driven by 46-year-old Thomas Dejuan of Calumet Park, Ill., was westbound on the Borman Expressway on the ramp to southbound Indianapolis Boulevard ramp when he took the curve too fast, Indiana State Police said.
Dejuan told state police that the semi “got away from him” and it struck the outer concrete retaining wall, partially rolling onto its passenger side, police said. The trailer was hanging over the retaining wall causing some of the trash it was hauling to fall below into a grassy area near Indianapolis Boulevard.
The rig, owned by Z Force Transportation of Chicago Heights, Ill., sustained major damage. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Dejuan was taken to The Community Hospital in Munster with back pain, police said. He was cited for driving too fast to avoid a collision.