When a driver runs a red light and smashes into another vehicle, the consequences can be far-reaching and life-altering for those in that driver’s path. This scenario is the cause of the many car accidents in Indiana. One such accident recently resulted in a man suffering critical injuries.
The accident occurred on a Sunday night as a man drove a Hummer through a red light. His vehicle struck another vehicle operated by a 32-year-old man. The victim suffered critical injuries as his vehicle was pushed into a ditch, causing him to be trapped in his vehicle until help arrived at the scene.
The driver of the Hummer left the scene. Witnesses said the Hummer was going roughly 80 mph. Police are currently working to track down the owner of the vehicle. The family of the man who was seriously injured have stated it hopes someone with information comes forward.
The critical injuries suffered in car accidents of this nature can lead to massive hospital bills, expensive rehabilitative therapies and can impact if or when a victim is able to return to work or even continue to work in a given field. When the authorities in Indiana are successful in tracking down the driver who caused this accident, the injured party will likely have legal recourse to file a personal injury suit against that individual. A suit of that nature could help the injured driver avoid financial ruin from mounting medical bills or other monetary losses sustained as a result of the car accident.
Source: fox59.com, ” Indianapolis man fighting for his life after hit-and-run crash“, Alexis McAdams, July 23, 2015