Archive for May, 2010


Man caught fleeing scene of Gary auto accident

May 28, 2010

May 27, 2010

The Post-Tribune reports that Gary police have apprehended a man who caused a Gary auto accident and fled the scene.

A Gary police officer attempted to pull over the 20-year-old driver for not wearing his seat belt, but the Gary driver took off at a high rate of speed instead of pulling over. The Gary driver then crashed into a residence, causing the Gary auto accident. He fled the scene of the accident on foot, but was quickly caught by Gary police.

The Gary man was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and several misdemeanor charges.

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Do you think stiffer penalties should be given for those who flee the scene of a Gary auto accident? What do you think the penalties should be?

If you have been the victim of an Indiana auto accident, the Indiana auto accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys can help.


Prosecutors blame many in South Bend wrongful death lawsuit

May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010

The South Bend Tribune reports that prosecutors are suggesting the South Bend owner of an SUV involved in the death of a South Bend police officer may be held liable.

According to details in the case, the South Bend SUV owner lent his uninsured vehicle to the drunk driver who caused the South Bend auto accident. Prosecutors believe the South Bend SUV owner should be held liable in the South Bend wrongful death lawsuit based on their claim that he lent the vehicle knowing that the driver was incompetent.

Others named in the suit are the driver who caused the accident, and the Mishawaka bar where the driver drank before the South Bend auto accident occurred.

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Do you think the South Bend owner of the SUV should be held liable? He was not the one driving, but is he culpable for lending his SUV?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a South Bend auto accident that was not your fault, the South Bend auto accident lawyers at Stewart & Stewart can help you.


Police chase ends in deadly Indianapolis car accident

May 14, 2010

May 13, 2010

Should police be allowed to pursue suspects at high speeds? A high-speed chase can often have deadly results.

One person is dead following an Indianapolis auto accident that started as a police chase. WISH TV reports the chase began when Indiana State Police noticed the vehicle weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 65.

The driver exited, and the trooper attempted to pull him over. The driver then hit the accelerator and sped away.

The trooper pursued the driver but lost sight of him briefly, and when he caught up with him the driver had crashed into a building. The 21-year-old driver was killed at the scene of the Indianapolis auto accident.

Police are investigating whether alcohol played a role in the Indianapolis auto accident.

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If you have been injured in an Indianapolis auto accident, the Indianapolis auto accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart can help you.