Summer is the time when many people take to the open road for vacations in Indiana. Even with the relative ease of air travel today, the good old-fashioned road trip maintains a staple of many people's favorite and most nostalgic getaways. However, when a vehicle accident happens, the glamour and excitement of that road trip can be lost in an instant. Instead, families may be left with tragic memories and even lifelong injuries.
Recently a stretch of Highway 34 near Thompson Parkway had to be shut down to motorists for several hours after a recreational vehicle collided with a passenger car. The accident occurred in the middle of a summer afternoon on a Friday. The driver of the RV is said to have attempted to turn in front of the car, resulting in the two vehicles making contact.
In all eight people were injured and taken to hospitals for treatment. Of those eight people, four were reported to be children. No details were provided on the nature of the injuries that were experienced or on the prognosis for anyone involved. It is also not known which vehicles the injured parties were in. The car was being operated by a driver who was 58 years old and the RV was operated by a driver who was 27 years old. Reports did not indicate potential factors like speed, impairment or other negligent behaviors.
After being involved in an accident, Indiana drivers and passengers may find it useful to get information about compensation by talking with an attorney.
Source: 9News.com, "Four children hurt in Highway 34 crash," Jacob Rodriguez, July 7, 2017