Archive for September, 2010

28
Sep

Officer injured in Indianapolis auto accident

September 28, 2010

September 23, 2010

WTHR reports that an officer has been injured in an Indianapolis auto accident.

The accident occurred when a vehicle, driven by a 22-year-old, crossed the center line as he was approaching the police cruiser. The officer attempted to move out of the way as he saw the vehicle approaching but was unsuccessful.

The vehicle struck the officer’s car then came to a stop about 100 yards away after striking a utility pole. The utility pole fell on the vehicle, and the driver had to be extracted.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police report that the 22-year-old driver appeared to be intoxicated and are waiting for official toxicology reports.

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Do you think causing an Indianapolis auto accident because of driving under the influence should require automatic jail time?

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28
Sep

Indianapolis woman killed in hit and run accident

September 28, 2010

September 16, 2010

The Indianapolis Star reports that a 20-year-old woman was killed in an Indianapolis auto accident when she was struck by a vehicle while riding her bike on the city’s south side.

The victim was struck by a vehicle, and the driver fled the scene of the Indianapolis auto accident. Police were able to track down the driver based on vehicle parts that were found at the scene of the Indianapolis auto accident.

The victim’s family has made plans to donate her organs.

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Do you think those who cause an Indianapolis auto accident then flee face a stiffer penalty than those who don’t flee?

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

15
Sep

Four injured in Gary auto accident

September 15, 2010

September 9, 2010

Four people were injured in a Gary auto accident when a man accused of drunk driving collided with another vehicle, the Post-Tribune reports.

Witnesses said the driver of a Cadillac was driving erratically, and when he switched lanes he struck a sports utility vehicle, causing the Gary auto accident.

The SUV swerved to the center, struck the median and rolled over. The driver of the Cadillac swerved to the right and struck the right lane barrier.

Four people in the SUV were taken to the hospital following the Gary auto accident. The driver of the Cadillac failed a blood alcohol test, registering almost twice the legal limit. Two passengers in the vehicle fled the scene of the Gary auto accident.

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Do you think passengers who accompany a drunk driver who causes a Gary auto accident should also be charged with a crime? Do you think passengers hold some responsibility for Gary auto accidents?

If you have been injured in a Gary auto accident, the Gary auto accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys can help you.

15
Sep

South Bend auto accident sends man to hospital

September 15, 2010

August 26, 2010

A South Bend auto accident has sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries after his truck rolled over.

The South Bend auto accident occurred when the 56-year-old man’s Chevy S10 truck fishtailed then rolled three times before landing on its roof. The man was trapped inside his vehicle for nearly 20 minutes before rescue crews were able to remove him, according to WSBT.

The man suffered non-life-threatening head injuries in the South Bend auto accident and was transported to the local hospital for treatment.

According to police, the driver was traveling around 35 miles an hour at the time of the South Bend auto accident.

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Do you think first responders need more training in how to extract victims from vehicles after South Bend auto accidents? Could this skill make a difference in treating and saving victims?

If you have been injured in a South Bend auto accident, the South Bend auto accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys can help you.

15
Sep

Victim files lawsuit after Indianapolis motorcycle accident

September 15, 2010

August 19, 2010

The Indianapolis Star reports that one of the victims of an Indianapolis motorcycle accident has taken the first step toward filing a lawsuit.

The injured party has given notice of tort claim, contending that her injuries were a result of carelessness and negligence of a police officer acting within his scope of employment of the city of Indianapolis during the Indianapolis motorcycle accident.

The woman and two others were on their motorcycles when they were hit by an Indianapolis police officer who was intoxicated in the Indianapolis motorcycle accident.

One of the victims was killed. It is possible that his widow will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, or sue of negligence.

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Do you think the city should be named in the lawsuit, even though it was an individual who caused the Indianapolis motorcycle accident?

If your loved one was injured in an Indianapolis motorcycle accident, the Indianapolis motorcycle accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys can help you.