November 28th, 2012|
November 28, 2012
WIBQ News is reporting that a Terre Haute, Indiana, motorcyclist died in an accident earlier this month. The crash happened on Saturday, November 17, at the intersection of State Route 63 and Springhill Drive.
Officers with the Terre Haute Police Department stated the man was riding along the road when he fell off the bike. Rescue crews were unable to transport the victim to a hospital due to the severity of his injuries, and he died a short time later at the scene of the crash. Officers confirmed he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the Indiana Motorcycle Accident and his blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit.
The accident points out two factors that lead to fatal motorcycle accidents: a lack of motorcycle helmet laws and drinking and driving. Indiana is one of only three states that doesn’t require motorcyclists of any age to wear a helmet. A lack of helmet usage can increase a person’s chance of death or injury in the event of an accident by as much as 50 percent. The high number of drunk drivers in Indiana compounds the risks presented by a lack of helmet laws.
The Indiana Drunk Driving lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say these two risks can easily be eliminated when riding motorcycles by simply always wearing a helmet and never riding a motorcycle after consuming alcohol.
April 25th, 2012|
April 25, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that 68 percent of U.S. children killed in alcohol-related crashes between 1997 and 2002 were passengers of the drunk driver. Also, 68 percent of the drunken drivers involved in these crashes survived, which suggests that some of the children might also have survived if they were wearing a seatbelt.
For instance, a 44-year-old Terre Haute, Indiana man was arrested Friday for DUI after crashing a stolen vehicle into a parked car while driving with two young girls in the vehicle with him. According to WTHITV 10 News, the accident happened at the corner of 15th and Poplar.
Police say that the driver seemed incoherent and claimed that the vehicle’s brakes had gone out moments before crashing into a ditch. After running the tags on the vehicle, officers found out that the car he crashed was stolen. The driver and a pair of six and seven-year-old girls, who were unrestrained passengers in the stolen car, were taken to a local hospital for treatment after complaining of chest pains.
The driver now faces several felony and misdemeanor charges, including automobile theft, possession of methamphetamine, driving with a suspended license, driving drunk, endangering a person, and neglect of a dependent.