Indiana Truck Accident Attorneys
Indiana State Road 2 runs west to east from the Indiana border with Illinois for 80 miles and ends near South Bend, Indiana, at U.S. Route 20. For those in Northwest Indiana, State Road 2 comes into Valparaiso where it merges with U.S. Route 30 until the State Road 49 exit, where State Road 2 then maneuvers over to merge with State Road 49 for a bit, then State Road 2 becomes its own independent roadway again, moving on to Westville and LaPorte. In the mid-1920s, when the current system of American roadways was in its infancy, Indiana State Road 2 was part of the Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first road to connect the East Coast (New York City) with the West Coast (San Francisco). State Road 2 still dovetails with the famous and historic Lincoln Highway from the Indiana-Illinois state line over to South Bend, Indiana. In Indiana, State Roads are numbered for both identification and to classify their use. For instance, Indiana state roads with even numbers run east-west. For those Indiana state roads designated with a number between 1 and 99, they are considered to be primarily truck routes. As Indiana State Road 2, this roadway is categorized primarily as an Indiana truck route. The Indiana truck accident attorneys at Kenneth J. Allen Law Group know that semis and big rigs cause some of the most deadly accidents in the country. Which may be part of the reason that today, most people in Northwest Indiana will opt to drive the Indiana Toll Road or another more modern option rather than take State Road 2. Those living in Lowell, Hebron, or Valparaiso, for instance, may drive Indiana State Road 2 for some of their errand-running, but will probably choose a faster route for commuting to work or school each morning (if they can). For example, in Valparaiso, State Road 2 was moved so that today it circumvents the downtown area of Valparaiso as well as Valpo’s business districts. Now, Indiana State Road 2 dovetails with U.S. Route 30 or the Valparaiso Bypass for most Valpo traffic. Valpo residents most likely will not be choosing State Road 2 to get into or out of the downtown area, and visitors to Valpo probably will not choose to drive State Road 2 as they explore some of the charms of the historical spots in downtown Valpo. Today, Indiana State Road 2 is a two-lane road for the most part, with greenbelts along its path as well as things staggered along its path like apartment complexes, churches, drug stores, small shopping strips, and acres of lush, green, Indiana farmland. Those choosing to take the different path of Indiana State Road 2 will find themselves witnessing the beauty of rural Indiana along with pleasant roadside stops like the Inn of Aberdeen bed and breakfast just south of Valpo. For a Sunday drive, Indiana State Road 2 is not a bad bet. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to the wrongful acts of another, then you may have a legal claim for damages as well as the right to justice against the wrongdoer and you are welcomed to contact a Chicagoland and Indiana personal injury lawyer at Kenneth J. Allen Law Group to schedule a free initial legal consultation.