On December 10th, a collision occurred in Hobart, Indiana, involving a driver that was under the influence of a controlled substance. The collision occurred on U.S. Highway 30 in Hobart and involved a Pontiac that was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane at a high rate of speed without its headlights. The driver then drove into the center median and went back into the westbound lane and began to veer sideways. When the Pontiac returned to the road, it collided with a Nissan. The driver of the Nissan suffered various injuries, including broken legs, a cut on their right knee, and severely left thigh, broken ribs, pelvis, and hips. The driver of the Pontiac was ejected from the vehicle they were driving, and the investigating officers found a purse nearby that contained a crack pipe, marijuana, and another smoking device. The driver of the Pontiac was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. The toxicology report of the blood that was drawn from the driver of the Pontiac showed that there was Eversole, Lorazepam, fentanyl, morphine, and marijuana in their system at the time of the collision. This driver had been previously charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in August of 2019.
As more people are staying at home because of the current pandemic, some will believe that it is safe for them to drive on the roads while they are not sober. The damage that anyone driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance can be catastrophic for them and anyone else on the road. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by the negligence of another motorist operating their vehicle while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance, please contact the experienced legal team at Schiller Law Offices at 888-578-3100 or at IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to compensation.