WAYNE COUNTY, Ind.–Driving too fast is why police say a man rolled over a semi Friday morning in Wayne County.
It happened around 9 am. Randall Hilleary, 51, of Troy, Ohio was exiting I-70 west bound onto the 149A ramp to U.S. 35 South. Indiana State Police say Hilleary went to fast when going around the curve in the ramp and lost control of his 2011 Volvo semi, which was pulling a box trailer.
The semi ended up on the driver’s side.
Hilleary was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
It’s an incident that has police offering safety tips for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, where many people will be driving.
- Leave early. Allow extra time to get to your destination.
- Don’t use cruise control in heavy traffic
- Always signal lane changes.
- Use headlights even during daylight hours
- Reduce your speed in rain and never drive into water flowing over the roadway.
- Decrease your speed in construction zones and obey posted speed limits
- Remember to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, tow trucks, service trucks, and highway maintenance vehicles.
- Make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver
- Increase the distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you, especially in construction zones
- Don’t forget to watch for slow moving farm equipment on county and state roads
- Watch attentively for motorcycles. Check blind spots before changing lanes and look twice at intersections before you turn or pull out into traffic laws.
- Obey all traffic laws and never drive impaired
(PHOTO: Indiana State Police)