On Sunday, April 25, 2021, two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on State Road 37 at the intersection with Monroe Street in the city of Orleans. Police arrived at the scene and found a 2019 Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of Super Clean Car Wash, and a 2007 Chrysler 300 M was found approximately two blocks away from the intersection of State Road 37 and State Road 337. Both Drivers were injured, as was a passenger in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee who was transported to IU Health Paoli for medical evaluation. Both drivers gave statements to the police about how they believe the collision occurred. Some witnesses to the collision told the police that both drivers were traveling south on State Road 37 when they saw a large cloud of smoke and the two vehicles collided. One witness stated that Chrysler 300 M continued traveling south on State Road 37 colliding with multiple polies along the side of the road and continued through the intersection of State Road 37 and State Road 337. Another witness told the police that Chrysler 300 M had rear-ended the Jeep Cherokee, then lost control and took out two light poles and continued driving. Another driver that saw the collision told the police that he had to turn onto a side street to avoid the vehicles and flying debris. According to the police, the Jeep Cherokee traveled 75 feet from the point of the impact leaving the roadway and traveling another 110 feet where it came to a stop in a parking lot. The Chrysler 300 M traveled 265 feet after the collision, leaving the roadway and traveling another 135 feet partially off the road, striking a sign and streetlamp. It then returned to the roadway traveling another 260 feet just prior to leaving again, traveling another 104 feet partially and re-entered the roadway again and traveling another 185 feet before stopping at the intersection of State Road 37 and State Road 337. The driver of the Chrysler 300 will face charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangerment, reckless driving, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and operating a vehicle without financial responsibility.
When a collision occurs on the road, it can happen very fast, making it hard to recount the events leading up to it. Sometimes a collision can occur with so much force that the vehicles involved travel several feet before stopping, potentially endangering everyone else on the road. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident by someone driving in a negligent manner, 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.