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Car crash with horse-and-buggy kills 2

As mentioned previously on this blog post, motorists often overlook other objects on the road. This ends up resulting in fatal accidents or crashes involving catastrophic injuries. When an intoxicated driver causes the car accident, the family members of the accident victim are even more frustrated as the crash could have been avoided from the outset if the drunk driver had been responsible from the beginning.

These questions may be surfacing in the mind of the family members of the 44-year-old man and 15-year-old girl who died in a fatal car accident involving a car and a horse and buggy in Indiana recently. The car in question was being driven by a 21-year-old man in the west lane when he passed a jeep. Upon returning in the westbound lane, the car hit an open-top horse-and-buggy from behind.

The driver of the buggy went to the hospital to receive medical attention for his injuries, and two people died at the scene of the accident as a result of their injuries. Alcohol is suspected to play a role in the accident, but no charges have been filed as of yet.

In situations involving a drunk driver, a civil suit proceeds independently from a criminal case. Even if criminal charges are not filed, an accident victim or family members can pursue a civil suit, either personal injury or wrongful death, against the negligent driver. However, time is often of the essence in these matters, as evidence can be lost and eyewitness memory can become hazy. It might be beneficial to consult an experienced attorney for guidance on how to proceed to get the compensation one deserves for the injuries or loss caused in a drunk driving crash.

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