Someone making a bad decision and breaking the law doesn’t just affect that one person. It can potentially affect everyone around them. Bad decisions can often cause widespread damage, spreading tragedy and creating a domino effect that could change dozens, if not hundreds, of lives.
A terrible accident occurred in Wayne County last week all because of one person’s careless decisions. A Richmond man stole a car from a truck stop and drove it up I-70. In his rush to avoid getting caught, he accidently ended up going the wrong way in the eastbound lane.
It was here that he collided head-on with a bus traveling from St. Louis to New York. The bus was pushed onto the shoulder and the stolen car was completely crushed. Nineteen passengers on the bus were injured. Most were taken to Reid Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. Described as “walking and wounded,” none had to be admitted to the hospital.
The driver of the bus was a bit of a different story. His injuries were more severe and he was taken to Indianapolis where he is currently being cared for. The true tragedy was the suspect of the stolen car himself, however. He was killed in the violent crash.
As auto accident lawyers in Indianapolis, we know that bad decisions affect not only the decision-maker but those around them, too. It’s unfortunate that a person’s decision to steal a car set off a series of events that cost them their life and injured many others. We just want to plead with everyone to drive safely and think before you act.
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Source. Dispatch.com, ‘http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2014/07/14/stolen-car-going-wrong-way-on-i-70-hits-bus.html,’ July 14, 2014.