At the start of May, a head-on collision on Ind. 130 in Valparaiso killed three people. The crash occurred west of County Road 625 West along Ind. 130 when a 2001 Ford Focus that was driven by a 17-year-old veered left of the center and crashed into an eastbound semitrailer. There were three people in the car that collided with the semitrailer, the 17-year-old driver, a 20-year-old in the front seat, and another 20-year-old in the backseat. The driver of the 2001 Ford Focus and the front-seat passenger were found dead at the scene, and the passenger in the backseat was flown out for medical care and later was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The semitrailer driver was tested for alcohol consumption, but those results came back negative. The driver of the semitrailer had no injuries following the head-on collision.

You hear about collisions like this often. Drivers need to focus on their surroundings, the people in the car with them, all while avoiding distractions, and other drivers that are sharing the road with them in order to prevent accidents from happening. The damage that anyone driving under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or simply just being distracted can be catastrophic for them, the people in their vehicle, 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 to learn more about your potential right to compensation.