Just today we became aware of a terrible car accident in Northern Indiana. It seems that a man with a history of alcohol related offenses, according to our local NBC affiliate, WTHR Channel 13; struck a group of corrections officers while they were on a training run, running them all over. What makes this an extremely heinous event is that the driver did not stop to take responsibility and ensure that help was called immediately. This was and is being classified as a ‘hit and run’ incident in Northern Indiana.
Whether we are in another vehicle and struck by a motorist or legally utilizing our Indiana roadways as pedestrians or exercise enthusiasts; we are at risk and by being out there we are trusting that the other guy on the road is doing his best to make sure we all will make it to our destination alive and intact. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
In this Northern Indiana ‘hit and run’ accident, one of the officers was killed instantly and the other three officers suffered from severe injuries. It has been estimated that the vehicle that caused the accident was traveling at 65 miles per hour and there is currently no evidence showing the driver attempted to brake; either before or after he made vehicular contact with the group of runners.
The cause of justice began to be served, a day late in this instance, when this Northern Indiana driver and likely cause of the accident turned himself into authorities. Unfortunately, this late acceptance of responsibility equates to ‘tampering with evidence’; as authorities do not and did not have access to his state of mind, possible behavioral causes, and/or the ability to immediately respond to the accident…which could have mitigated some of the injuries suffered by the ‘hit and run’ victims. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased victim and we hope the remaining injured parties recover swiftly and quickly.
We believe that there will be claims against the driver and his insurance company, we know that there will be substantial medical bills and time lost from work for the surviving victims, and we know that the driver will be facing a multitude of legal charges… all resulting from one terrible Northern Indiana ‘hit and run’ car accident.
This is why if you or a loved one is injured in a car accident anywhere in the great state of Indiana you should contact a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney right away to ensure someone is looking out for your rights. The personal injury and car accident attorneys at the Ken Nunn Law Office are ready to assist and consult with you regarding your case. Please call us at 1-800-CALL-KEN or Contact Us for a free, no obligation consultation.