A two-vehicle car crash in DeKalb County sent four people to the hospital. After the cars collided, they crashed into a nearby home and started a fire.
Local authorities said the accident happened Sept. 6 at the intersection of County Road 427 and County Road 72. Although the incident remains under investigation, police think one of the two cars that was involved ran a stop sign.
After the car that allegedly ran a stop sign hit the second vehicle, the second vehicle careened into a nearby home. Authorities were able to extinguish the resulting fire fairly quickly; a damage estimate for the fire has not been released. No one was at home at the time.
The identities and full nature of the injuries of the four people involved in this collision have not been made public. We extend our sincerest hopes that they are all able to recover quickly.
As Indiana car accident lawyers, we hear of stories like this far too often. Although the circumstances of each car crash are different and require a thorough fact-finding investigation, there are some common trends and themes we see over and over again. One of those commonalities is the devastating consequences that can stem from the momentary act of something like running a stop sign. Even a few seconds of lapsed judgment, inattentive driving or poor decision-making can lead to severe injuries — often for people who are completely innocent.
If you are ever hurt in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, you may want to investigate what, if any, legal remedies may be available to you. One way to do that would be to contact us.