October 17th, 2012|
October 17, 2012
A Terre Haute, Indiana, man was injured after being struck by a drunk driver last week. WBIW News says the incident occurred around 10:00 p.m. on Lafayette Street.
Reports indicate the driver was heading northbound along Lafayette when he suddenly crossed the oncoming lane of traffic, hopped the curb, and hit a male pedestrian. The man who was struck sustained serious injuries as a result of the Indiana Drunk Driving Accident and was rushed to a local hospital.
The driver failed a field sobriety test and was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, as well as possession of a controlled substance.
Experts say drugged driving seems to be a growing trend in the United States with the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimating 10.5 million people aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs during the year prior to being surveyed. Young adults were at the highest risk of this behavior, with roughly 25 percent of individuals surveyed between the ages of 21 and 25 reported getting behind the wheel after taking a medication that can affect a person’s ability to drive.
The Indiana Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin encourage drivers to be aware of the effects medications can have on a person’s ability to drive and to never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after taking such a medication.
August 29th, 2012|
August 29, 2012
A 22-year-old Indiana Man was killed recently in a motorcycle accident. According to The Brazil Times, the crash happened on Wednesday, August 8, at the intersection of College Avenue and 13th Street.
The Terre Haute Police Department stated that the man was passing through the intersection when a pickup truck allegedly ran a red light and T-boned him. The impact of the Indiana motorcycle accident threw him to the pavement, and the coroner determined he died from blunt force trauma to his chest and abdomen.
The 22-year-old driver fled the scene shortly after the accident, but was later caught by police. He is now facing multiple charges in connection to the accident, including two separate felony counts of driving while intoxicated causing death, as well as a single felony count of fleeing the scene of an accident.
Many states, including Indiana, are looking at ways to cut the number of drunk driving incidents. Over the coming days leading up to Labor Day weekend, law enforcement statewide will be running campaigns aimed at taking drunk drivers off the road, while legislators battle to pass laws that would require ignition interlock systems to be installed on the vehicles of anyone convicted of drunk driving.
The Indiana disability lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin ask that all motorists refrain from drinking and driving in an effort to our part to keep Indiana’s highways safe.
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.