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.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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