June 6th, 2013|
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.
March 14th, 2012|
March 14, 2012
Alcohol and drugs are to blame for a single-vehicle Vigo County crash that injured the 24-year-old driver. According to The Tribune-Star, the accident occurred Tuesday morning at South Morris Place near Florine Drive.
Lt. Don Westerfield, a spokesman for the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, stated that the young man was driving at a high rate of speed when one of the tires on his vehicle became flat. He then lost control and veered off the road, striking a mailbox and a tree.
The driver suffered a serious back injury in the crash and was taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital before being transferred to an Indianapolis hospital. Blood analysis after the accident showed that the driver had a blood alcohol content of .164 percent, more than double the legal limit. He also tested positive for marijuana.
Authorities say that criminal charges against the driver are pending the conclusion of an investigation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor-vehicle accidents are the top killer of young people in the United States between the ages of 15 and 24, and 25% of those deaths are alcohol-related.
The Terre Haute DUI Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin know that on St. Patrick’s Day, some people may be tempted to drink and drive. Instead, call a cab or trusted friend to get you home safely. The risk of an accident is not worth risking lives.
January 25th, 2012|
January 25, 2012
Four people were hurt last Saturday night in a multi-vehicle crash caused by a drunk driver. According to My Wabash Valley, the 33-year-old woman responsible for causing the accident had a blood alcohol level of .025 percent at the time of the crash–more than three times the legal limit.
Reports by the Parke County Sheriff’s Department say that the accident happened at about 6:30 in the evening on US 36, near the bridge crossing Raccoon Lake. It was there that the drunken driver rear-ended a vehicle driven by a Rockville, Indiana, woman. The collision caused the victim’s car to spin into the oncoming lanes of traffic, where a third vehicle then hit it.
The Rockville woman was rushed to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she is still listed in critical condition, while three others suffered minor injuries. The drunk driver was not injured and was placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI.
The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute states that one third of all drivers involved in a fatal crash in Indiana during 2005 had some measurable level of alcohol in their system.
This is why the Indiana DUI Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin ask drivers to do their part in keeping Indiana’s roadways safe by not drinking and driving. Instead, call a taxi or a friend to get you home safely. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident at no fault of your own, contact an experienced attorney today.