June 4, 2013
In recent years, law enforcement across the state of Indiana has seen a dramatic increase in the number of DUI arrests stemming from drugged driving. In fact, a recent Indiana DUI Accident claimed the life of a 73-year-old woman and left her 70-year-old neighbor seriously injured.
According to an article released by WTHITV 10 News, the crash happened just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, near the corner of Commanche Trail and Brady Lane in Lafayette, Indiana. Reports indicate the female victim was working in the yard in front of her home and talking to her neighbor who was standing on a sidewalk. Moments later, a green SUV being driven by a 21-year-old woman drove through the deceased victim’s flower bed and struck her with the vehicle. The driver then overcorrected and struck the male victim before striking the trailer of a truck and crashing into a fire hydrant.
The impact of the collision resulted in the female victim dying at the scene of the crash, while the male victim was left seriously injured. Paramedics rushed the man to a local hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition.
Investigators suspected the 21-year-old woman was under the influence of a controlled substance and placed her under arrest.
The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin acknowledge how difficult losing a loved one to a drugged driver’s negligence can be. The firm sends their condolences to the family of the victim.
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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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