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Wrong-way driver kills three, including self

Indiana residents who take to the road whether as drivers, motorists or passengers face the potential of being involved in an accident at any time. This is a sheer reality of the world yet one that nobody wants to actually experience firsthand. Defensive and safe driving practices along with following the laws are important ways to reduce one's chance of being involved in a crash. Sometimes, however, there is no way that even the safest driver can avoid a crash. Tragic situations are caused by negligent or unaware drivers all too often.

An example of this can be seen in the recent tragic death of two teenagers at the hands of an elderly man driving the wrong way on a highway. A passenger vehicle was driving eastbound along a stretch of U.S. 24 in the right direction on a Monday night. The driver was 18 years old and his passenger was 19 years old. When the vehicle was in the vicinity of County Road 250 North, it was struck from the front by a passenger sedan that was heading westbound but was in the eastbound lane of U.S. 24.

Despite wearing seatbelts, the teenage driver and passenger were killed as the force of the impact was too great for even a restraint to save them. The 86-year-old driver of the wrong-way car also died in the crash. Details as to what would have caused the elderly man to be driving on the wrong side of the road are not known.

People who lose loved ones unnecessarily may want to talk with a lawyer to learn how they may seek some type of compensation for their grave losses.

Source: Fox 59, "Head-on crash kills 3 people in Miami County," April 4, 2017

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