July 20, 2011
An accident in which a car struck a moped occurred last Saturday night, sending two people to the hospital and another to jail. The Terre Haute Tribune Star reported the accident occurred around 10:30 PM on US 40. The driver of the Buick Skylark involved in the crash stated that a driver in front of him made a sudden lane change, causing him to swerve to avoid a collision with that vehicle, instead striking the rear of the moped. The collision caused both the driver and a passenger on the moped to be thrown from it. The moped driver was transported to Union Hospital and remains there in fair condition. The passenger was thrown into the windshield of the car and was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, by helicopter and remains there in critical condition.
The driver of the car was not injured, but was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that Indiana has a no tolerance policy for schedule I and II drugs under Indiana Drug Per Se Laws.
The Indiana Auto Accident Attorneys with Fleschener, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin understand that driving under the influence of prescription and/or illegal drugs can be as, if not more, dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. They may be able to help you if you were injured because of one of these drivers.
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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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