Archive for March, 2012

29
Mar

Elderly Indiana Man Viciously Attacked By Dogs In Local Park

March 29, 2012

March 28, 2012

A 71-year-old man from Lebanon, Indiana, was seriously injured after he was attacked by two dogs as he walked his dog in a local park. According to WISHTV 8 News, the attack took place Monday morning in Lebanon Memorial Park.

The man told police that he was walking his Yorkshire terrier when he was approached by the other animals. The man picked his dog up, but the two other dogs jumped up and pulled the animal from his arms, attacking and killing it. The dogs then turned on the elderly man, biting and clawing at his arms and legs. He was eventually able to fight the animals off and call for help.

When police responded to the scene, one of the dogs approached officers in an aggressive manner and was shot and killed. A man who was watching the dogs for the owner eventually caught the other animal and explained the dogs had escaped from a nearby residence.

The dogs were not up to date on their rabies vaccines, prompting animal control to take the surviving dog into custody for observation.

The elderly victim of the attack remains at a local hospital in stable condition.

The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers understand just how dangerous and debilitating dog bites can be. That is why the firm would like to wish the victim a swift recovery from his injuries.

21
Mar

Noblesville Man Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash At Intersection

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

A Noblesville, Indiana, man was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle accident on Friday. According to WISHTV 8 News, the crash happened just before 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of 196th St. and Cyntheanne Road.

Deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department told reporters that the 40-year-old driver of a Honda Civic was driving south along Cyntheanne Road when he pulled up to the stop sign at the intersection with 196th. While driving through the intersection, he ended up directly in the path of a Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

The 24-year-old driver of the pickup, who had the right of way through the intersection, slammed on the brakes and attempted to swerve out of the path of the other vehicle, but he was unable to get out of the way in time, causing the two vehicles to collide.

The driver of the Civic suffered massive trauma and died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the pickup complained of leg pain to paramedics and was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent’s Hospital Northeast to receive treatment.

The Indiana Auto Accident Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the man who tragically died in this accident. The firm would also encourage drivers to take a second glance both ways before pulling into traffic. The extra precaution could save someone’s life.

14
Mar

Brownsburg Man Killed When Train Collides With His Pickup Truck

March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

A 25-year-old Brownsburg, Indiana, man tragically died Tuesday after his pickup truck collided with a train at a rarely used railroad crossing. An article released by WISH-TV 8 News says the accident happened around 7:00 a.m. where train tracks intersect with the road at 800 E. Main St.

Co-workers said the man had taken a short break to go to the gas station to pick something up in his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. Moments later, the truck would be pushed roughly 40-50 feet down the train tracks after it collided with a train. Investigators said the young man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene a short time later.

Police believe fog that had settled over the area may have played a role in the collision. Witnesses stated that they heard the train’s whistle blowing just before the accident.

The man was also a volunteer coach for a local high school’s rugby club. Both staff members and players were still in shock when interviewed earlier this morning.

The Federal Railroad Administration found that there are 2,547 train accidents annually, and that 75 percent of those involve the train hitting another vehicle.

The Indianapolis Auto Accident Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers would like to send their thoughts to the family and friends of the young man who was tragically killed.

7
Mar

Indianapolis Man Sentenced For His Part In 2009 Car Crash

March 07, 2012

March 7, 2012

After a plea agreement was reached with prosecutors in the Henry County Court, a 27-year-old Indianapolis, Indiana, man received a three-year sentence in connection with a DWI crash he caused that injured a woman and killed her unborn child. According to reports from the Courier-Times, as part of the agreement, the man will only serve two-years of home detention, one year of which was suspended, followed by another year of probation.

The accident occurred on November 23, 2009, along Interstate-70. It was there that the man was driving a rental truck east when he accidentally swerved across the median and struck a westbound Honda CRV. The 32-year-old woman driving the small SUV was taken to Methodist Hospital to undergo surgery to repair a broken leg. The woman was also seven-months pregnant at the time of the crash and eventually lost the child due to complications caused by the accident.

The man was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, but the charges were reduced to causing serious bodily injury while under the influence of a Schedule I controlled substance.

In addition to his house arrest and probation, the man was also ordered by the judge to pay all court costs and to attend a victim impact panel.

The Indianapolis Car Accident Attorneys with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers hope that this conviction will help bring peace and closure to the woman who was injured and lost her child in this tragic accident.