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Should stiffer penalties be accessed for causing a Terre Haute auto accident?

by fst | April 29th, 2010

WTHI-TV reports that three people suffered injuries in a Terre Haute auto accident at State Road 46 and Poplar. A car was moving from the right lane to the left lane when it was struck by a truck.

The truck struck the vehicle from behind and was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the Terre Haute auto accident. Three of the four people in the car were transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

The driver of the truck was fined for causing the Terre Haute auto accident.

Do you think a fine is enough of a penalty for causing an accident? Do you think stiffer penalties for negligent driving would have an impact on accident rates?

The Indiana auto accident lawyers at Fleshner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you if you have been the victim of someone else’s negligent actions.

One Killed in Accident Involving Ambulance

by fst | April 23rd, 2010

The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports that one person was killed in a Terre Haute auto accident involving an ambulance.

According to police, the ambulance was en route to the hospital but with a non-emergency status, so lights and sirens were not turned on.

The ambulance was traveling north on U.S. 41 when a passenger car traveling westbound on County Road 300 North failed to stop and pulled into the path of the ambulance. The vehicle was struck by the ambulance, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene from suspected head and internal injuries.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

The patient in the ambulance was airlifted to a hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash.

For safety reasons, do you think an ambulance should travel with lights and sirens any time a patient is on board? If you’ve been involved in a Terre Haute auto accident, the Indiana auto accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help.