Alcohol, Drugs, And Speed To Blame For Fatal Indiana Car Crash
May 23rd, 2012|
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.