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.