Northwestern Indiana Construction Zone Accident Claims One

Back in late March, a highway construction worker was killed by an alleged hit-and-run, drunk driver on I-94. Tragically, a similar ghastly highway accident has happened again. On April 30, a midnight shift construction worker was filling cracks  along westbound I-94 near Burns Harbor, Indiana, when he was run over by a motorist making an illegal U-turn and who then fled the scene. The worker, of Michigan City, Indiana, later died at Loyola University Medical Center. Police arrested the driver, age 21, of East Chicago, Indiana, a few hours later.  According to press accounts, the driver admitted that he drank too much while bar hopping that night. His blood alcohol content apparently registered a .124, well above the legal limit. Prosecutors have charged the man with five felonies.

Time and again, intoxicated motorists on Indiana roads cause serious injuries to other drivers and passengers such as amputations, paralysis, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, brain injury, broken bones, and as in this case, a fatal accident. Based on our long-term legal representation of accident victims, we know that drunk drivers can devastate Hoosier families.

If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident by a driver operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, it is important to retain legal counsel with the experience and skills needed to obtain full compensation for your injuries. At Young and Young in Indianapolis, we have represented thousands of Hoosiers with serious auto accident injuries. We have more than 55 years of experience waiting to help.

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