December 11th, 2013|
December 11, 2013
Each year, hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle accidents are reported in Indiana, and many are the result of drunk driving. In fact, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that as many as one-third of all accidents list a driver under the influence of alcohol or other drugs as a contributing factor.
The Terre Haute DUI Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain alcohol played a role in a crash that left a 26-year-old man seriously injured. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Indiana Highway 63, near Lombardi Drive in Terre Haute, Indiana.
According to an article published by The Tribune-Star, the man was under the influence of alcohol as he drove down the highway. Suddenly though, he lost control of the vehicle and the car skid before rolling several times.
The impact of the crash left the driver with serious injuries that required rescue crews to transport him to a local trauma center for further treatment. Tests determined the man’s blood alcohol level was more than three times higher than the legal limit at the time of the crash.
While only the drunk driver was injured, the law firm’s team of Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers point out that too often, innocent motorists are harmed in alcohol-related accidents. That is why the firm asks motorists to never get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.
September 25th, 2013|
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.
August 22nd, 2012|
August 22, 2012
Two Terre Haute, Indiana, men were seriously injured as the result of a two-vehicle collision this past weekend. According to WIBQ News, alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the crash.
Reports from the Terre Haute Police Department indicate that the accident happened at the corner of Sanford Avenue and Long Road when a 39-year-old driver suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol crashed into another car carrying two passengers at the intersection.
While the driver whose car was struck suffered extensive injuries, his teenage son, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash, was also injured after being ejected from the vehicle due to not being properly restrained by a seat belt.
Both injured victims were taken to an Indianapolis hospital following the Indiana drunk driving accident to receive treatment for their injuries.
Upon further investigation, the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash was found to have a blood alcohol content of .11 percent, almost double the legal limit in Indiana.
To combat accidents such as this, Indiana law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers through the upcoming Labor Day weekend by performing numerous sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.
This is just another reason why the Indiana disability lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin suggest never getting behind the wheel of an automobile after consuming alcohol. It’s just too risky.
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.
January 11th, 2012|
January 11, 2012
Justice will soon be served for the family of a 28-year-old Terre Haute, Indiana, man who was killed when the drunk driver of the car he was riding in crashed. According to The Tribune-Star, the driver pled guilty last Friday to the class-C felony charge of causing death while driving intoxicated.
The accident happened on Christmas Eve of 2010. Both driver and passenger were intoxicated and racing up and down the streets of Terre Haute, until the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree on Ninth Street, just north of Cherry. The 28-year-old passenger died at the scene of the crash.
Investigators were able to determine that the driver of the vehicle had a blood alcohol level of .15, almost double the legal limit to be behind the wheel.
The convicted drunk driver is expected to be sentenced on February 13 in Vigo Superior Court 5.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that drunken driving accidents in the United States injure a person every two minutes and kill someone every 31 minutes.
That is why the Indiana drunk driving accident lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos, and Newlin would ask that people be responsible when they drink by designating a driver for the evening before the festivities begin. If a sober driver is not available, call a taxi.