May 23, 2012
Alcohol, drugs, and excessive speed may be to blame for a tragic car accident that killed one young one man and left several other teenagers injured. According to WISHTV 8 News, the accident happened around 9:00 a.m. Saturday along County Road 550 East, near the West Chase Golf Course in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Police believe the teenagers were heading to a softball game that morning when the driver of the Pontiac Grand Am they were riding in lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The 18-year-old man who was riding in the center of the backseat was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed in the crash.
The 18-year-old passenger in the front seat suffered serious injuries and remains at a local hospital in critical condition. A 16-year-old female who was in the backseat was also not wearing a seatbelt and suffered a dislocated knee, broken leg, arms, and pelvis.
A factor not accounted for was the number of teens in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Experts say that the chance of a teen being involved in a distracted driving accident grows exponentially with the number of passengers in the vehicle.
The most preventable type of Indiana Auto Accident is one that involves a drunk driver. That’s why the Indiana Drunk Driving Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos, and Newlin ask that you never drink and drive.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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