Indiana residents who are involved in accidents caused by the negligent actions or decisions of other people may often expect that other drivers are properly insured. Sadly, that is not always the case. In fact, sometimes drivers who cause crashes are not even licensed in Indiana.
One recent accident that happened in the early morning hours along a stretch of Interstate 465 near Michigan Road was actually caused by a woman who did not only have a driver's license but who was found to be one of the many illegal immigrants in the U.S. Tests revealed that the 35-year-old woman originally from Mexico had a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent. She was driving a passenger minivan with three other people in the vehicle with her when she rear-ended a car in front of her.
The car rolled and went off the road after the impact. The man inside, who was 66 years old, was declared dead after he had been taken to St. Vincent Hospital. None of the people in the van were taken in for treatment according to the reports. The woman driving the van was arrested and faces charges for drunk driving and causing the death of another person as well as for driving without a license.
When situations like this arise, talking to an attorney may help people involved in such crashes learn how they may be best able to pursue appropriate compensation.
Source: Indy Star, "Woman in U.S. illegally is arrested in DUI crash that killed Noblesville man," Justin L. Mack, Feb. 16, 2017