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Hurt In Any Accident?

Emergency Crews Can Also Be Victims of Drunk Drivers

Emergency responders at risk in auto accidents

There’s no doubt that drunk drivers are dangerous.  We hear new stories every week about people who chose to drink and drive and got into an accident, forever changing the lives of everyone involved.  Usually those involved are innocent motorists, people in the wrong place at the wrong time that are struck by a reckless, intoxicated driver.  But a recent incident on Indianapolis’ northside goes to show that even those responsible for stopping drunk drivers aren’t safe.

Early Sunday morning, Indiana State Police received a call that a deer had been struck by a car along I-465.  A trooper quickly responded.  With his emergency lights on to protect the disabled car, the officer attempted to pull the deer off the road.  But one accident quickly became two when a careless driver smashed into the back of his patrol car.

Another trooper soon arrived on the scene and found that this driver was intoxicated.  He placed the man under arrest and put him in his patrol car, but the chain of disasters still wasn’t over.  Another drunk driver speeding down Interstate 465 crashed into his patrol car.

Both intoxicated drivers suffered injuries and had to be taken to Wishard Hospital.  The second responding officer was also taken to a local hospital to have his injuries assessed.  The injuries he suffered were minor, but the two patrol cars were completely demolished.

Indianapolis Auto Accident Lawyers

With stories like this it’s easy to see just how destructive a negligent, intoxicated driver can be.  You should know that when you’re hurt in an auto accident by some else’s negligence you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

But to get the true value of your claim, you’ll want the help of experienced Indianapolis car accident attorneys and the Ken Nunn Law Office has been in business for more than 45 years.  Let us take on your case; we’ll fight to get you every dime you deserve.  Contact us today for a free case review.

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