On October 20th, Two girls were killed when the car they were riding in was struck from behind on an Indiana highway. The collision occurred on State Road 7 near the Jennings County community of Scipio. During their investigation of the collision Indiana State Police stated that while the vehicle in which the two girls were passengers in slowed to turn, they were hit from behind by a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer. This collision occurred 50 miles from Indianapolis in a rural area. Both girls, a 4-year–old and 22 –month-old were in the backseat of the car when the collision occurred. As a result of the collision, both girls died from their injuries, and the car’s driver was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with serious injuries. The police are still investigating the crash and awaiting the toxicology results for both drivers involved in the collision.
Automobile accidents are devastating and life-changing experiences. However, the death of a loved one can make these events more tragic. Laws governing the operation of a motor vehicle are not always enough to prevent reckless driving, and many rural roads present hazards to even the most experienced drivers. If you or someone you know has been injured or died as the result of the negligent actions of another, please contact Schilller Law at 1-888-578-3100 or indyinjured.com for a free consultation and a case evaluation.