Semi Flips Over During Multiple Car Crash On I-465 Near Indianapolis

The reason why semis began plowing into cars on Interstate 465 near Indianapolis last week was one driver’s decision to use a bungee cord in order to hold down his vehicle’s hood.

When the cord failed, around the 50-second mark of the video, the driver of the silver sedan stopped smack dab in the middle of the fast lane (and in a low visibility position, due to the bridge), while also causing multiple other vehicles to slow down considerably.

Unfortunately, that’s when one dashcam-equipped semi truck ran directly into the back of a Toyota minivan, just as a second semi flipped over, after its driver presumably attempted to perform avoidance maneuvers.

The overturned semi blocked all lanes of I-465, as it took authorities a total of seven hours to reopen the freeway, according to WTHR News. Altogether, two semis and four passenger vehicles were involved in the crash, which also featured one minor injury – which is pretty lucky, all things considered.

After disclosing the reason for why the accident occurred in the first place, the Indiana State Police also tweeted about how “poorly maintained vehicles shouldn’t be driven on the interstate or any other road,” something all drivers should be aware of.

In the end, the crash affected not just those traveling westbound on the I-465, but also traffic on I-69 southbound as well as northbound Binford Boulevard.


  • TheBelltower

    WTF happened? Did the hood of the Grand Am just fly up on its own?

  • diesel_vdub

    So first, driver of the Grand Am needs to be terminated. The minivan driver did a great job avoiding the initial issue but was clueless about what was behind them so they got the dope slap they deserved.

    • Adilos Nave

      The driver of the minivan got what they deserved? Wow, you are one serious asshole. It looks like the van first hit the semi ahead of them and then got hit by the semi trailing. How is that what they deserved, oh God of driving?

      • Bo Hanan

        What diesel_vdub meant was that the fricken minivan driver had all that room to get over to the right and instead barely cleared the wreckage before slamming on their brakes and getting the shit smacked out of them by the semi for not watching/remember what was behind them.

        • LeStori

          Car in the fast lane caused all this chaos. The Semis should be in the slow lane unless overtaking. the white mini van driver definitely got confused but if the maniacs in the semis drove in the slow lane it is likely none of ths would have occured. When the bonnet/hood went up on the vehicle in the fast lane, the Semi that should have been in the slow lane caused most of the confusion.

  • Jay

    Smh that dark colored car stopping like that really set this off.. that nor the van had to come to a halt like that.. they forgot other drivers were behind them..

  • Jason Miller

    You don’t just stop in the road if the hood flies up. You Ace Ventura that thing to the side of the road.

  • Blanka Li

    All because someone was stupid. All stupid people need to be herded onto an island and let Darwinism playout.


    Autonomous vehicles can’t happen fast enough.

  • BlackPegasus

    Drivers who cause this much pain and misery should be permanently BANNED from driving!

  • sidewaysspin

    Pretty cool.

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