Authorities provided details of an early morning crash outside a local bakery in Lebanon, Indiana. The wreck occurred at about 6 a.m. on Friday, August 28, in the 800 block of SR 32.
Car Swerves Into Bakery Parking Lot
A gray Ford Mustang was proceeding westbound at allegedly high speeds when the 21-year-old male driver from Lebanon lost control of the vehicle. It swerved into the bakery parking lot where it reportedly hit three vehicles. The impact pushed one of these vehicles into a 76-year-old female pedestrian. The Mustang also hit a Boone Area Transit Service vehicle, injuring a 78-year-old man inside. One or more of the vehicles hit the bakery building.
Injuries and Loss of Life
The driver of the Mustang did not survive the wreck. The pedestrian suffered critical injuries, and the man in the transit service vehicle sustained minor injuries, according to Fox 59 News. Authorities evacuated the bakery building until inspectors determined that it was structurally sound.
Authorities closed the road until 8:40 a.m. so that members of the Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team could perform their duties.
Although the investigation into this fatal accident is ongoing, victims of accidents linked to negligent conduct often seek compensation in the state’s civil courts. Speeding and/or impairment often constitute evidence of negligence. It is often possible to seek compensatory damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain-and-suffering.
If you or a person you know is a victim in a crash, it is possible to schedule a free consultation with Indiana personal injury lawyers to discuss the matter. Our firm fights the insurance companies to get our clients the compensation that they deserve. To learn more about our legal services, please contact us.