Brothers Perish in SUV Road Accident

Various media outlets are reporting on a fatal accident that occurred on the morning of January 16 in Washington County, Indiana, involving two Amish brothers riding in a horse-drawn buggy. A motorist in an SUV allegedly rear-ended the buggy on State Road 160 near Salem, Indiana. Tragically both brothers, ages 17 and 9, were killed at the scene. The driver of the SUV was apparently unhurt. An accident investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is underway, and heavy fog may have played a role in the collision.

This incident has an unusual fact pattern since most traffic accidents in Indiana and everywhere else are usually car on car. It may turn out that there is no liability involved in this particular horrific calamity. In general, however, Indiana statutes establish various rules of the road which all drivers must follow. Failure to follow these safety statutes can be a basis for a finding of negligence as a matter of law unless there is some reasonable excuse or justification for not following those rules.  Young and Young has more than 55 years experience in ensuring that Hoosiers injured in car accidents receive full compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured on Indiana roads, put our know-how to work for you.  Contact us for a no-obligation consultation in Indianapolis.

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