September 25, 2013
The Indiana Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents today is drunk driving. Data from the non-profit organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, shows that as many as 30 percent of fatal accidents list a driver’s intoxication as a contributing factor in the crash.
One such accident that occurred last Sunday was responsible for claiming the life of a 37-year-old Terre Haute man and leaving his wife seriously injured. According to an article from the Greene County Daily World, the collision occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. on State Road 67/US 231, just outside the town of Spencer.
The 37-year-old victim was operating a 1995 Plymouth van, carrying his 41-year-old wife as a passenger, northbound along the road when a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck veered across the median and into their lane, striking their vehicle head-on.
The 23-year-old driver of the truck later told investigators he had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was later charged with several felony crimes, including causing death by operating a vehicle while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury by operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The law firm’s team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers point out the accident highlights just how dangerous drinking and driving can be. The firm asks motorists to do their part to stay safe on the roads by never getting behind the wheel after consuming any amount of alcohol.
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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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