Two Injured in Fort Wayne Crash, Fleeing Driver Gets DWI
Jan 06 | By: sevenish | 0 | Posted in Drunk Driver Accidents Tags: fort wayne drunk driving accident, fort wayne drunk driving car crash injury, indiana drunk driving accident attorney, indiana drunk driving accident statistics, nhtsa drunk driving statistics
An Indiana car crash occurred in Fort Wayne on Sunday, December 19 that left two people injured and one with criminal charges, including a DWI, and leaving the scene of an accident, according to JournalGazette.net. A 22-year-old motorist was driving south on St. Joe Road in Fort Wayne when his vehicle crossed the median and into another car driven by a 23-year-old male. Also in the vehicle was a 27-year-old passenger. The 23-year-old was pinned inside the vehicle and sustained injuries which were later reported to be serious after being taken to a local hospital. The 27-year-old passenger also suffered serious injuries while the 22-year-old did not sustain injury. The driver of the first vehicle fled the scene of the car crash on foot and was arrested shortly after.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol causes many serious car crashes that result in injuries and fatalities every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were a total of 820 fatal crashes in Indiana in 2009, and 206 involved alcohol, which is roughly 25 percent of car crash-related fatalities for the state for that year. There were 11,771 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in the entire country in 2009, out of a total of 37,423 car accident-related fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Indiana that involved a drunk driver, it would be wise to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Randy Sevenish, skilled Indiana drunk driving accident lawyer and founder of The Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience successfully handling auto accident injury cases and can help you understand your rights under the law. Mr. Sevenish will examine all the details of your accident in order to build a strong case on your behalf and will fight to ensure you are compensated fairly. To learn more about how The Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can help you, call 1-800-347-4611 today to schedule a free consultation.