Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Indianapolis

A male pedestrian recently succumbed to his injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in the eastern portion of Indianapolis, an article of reported on January 3.

According to reports, the fatal pedestrian accident, which occurred in the 2500 block of Brookside Parkway South Drive about 7:00 a.m., also resulted in injuries to two other people. According to the information provided by police, the pedestrian, whose name was not revealed, was situated on a walkway when the vehicle struck him. Rescuers immediately brought the pedestrian to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the vehicle and its passenger were both injured, as the vehicle ended up crashing a house. Reports also revealed that there were two people inside the house when the accident happened, and neither of them sustained injuries. Authorities did not release the identities of the persons involved in the mishap.

The wrongful death attorneys at the Hankey Law Office express their sincere condolences to the families and friends who have been affected by the untimely demise of their loved one.

Indianapolis teacher on bike fatally injured in truck accident

A female elementary teacher in Wayne Township, Indianapolis was recently killed after the bicycle she was riding was struck by a truck, a report for reported on October 13.

Authorities from the Marion County Coroner’s Office revealed the identity of the fatality as Rhoades Elementary teacher, Erika Wells, 38. Wells, who was a kindergarten teacher, succumbed to her injuries after she was struck by a box truck while on State Road 37. Reports revealed that the truck driver, David Fields, 56, did not run from the crash scene and helped authorities with their investigations. Rhoades Elementary in a statement said that Wells was an amazing teacher and they are saddened by the incident. The school also offered help grief counselors as they believe many of the students and staff are affected by the loss.

The legal team at the Hankey Law Office in Indiana send their sincere condolence to the family and friends who are affected by the recent fatal truck accident.

Driver in Fairmount fatal accident facing charges

The intoxicated vehicle driver involved in a recent accident that killed three Manchester University students and critically injuring another is facing charges in Grant County, The Washington Times reported on February 22.

Reports said that Deangelo Evans, 26, was charged with several counts of homicide and another count of causing serious bodily injury in a vehicular accident. On February 21, Evans was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he was involved in an accident on Interstate 69 that killed three international students. The victims reportedly were on the roadside while changing a flat tire on their vehicle when they were struck by Evans. A fourth victim is still being treated in a Fort Wayne Hospital due to critical injuries.

The entire team at the Hankey Law Office extends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of those affected by this tragic car accident.

Police suspect illegal street racing caused fatal Indianapolis car crash

Indianapolis authorities are believe that a serious collision which resulted in three deaths was caused by a driver participating in an illegal street race, according to reports.

Witnesses told reporters that the driver of a Ford Mustang, Connor Tomlinson, lost control of his vehicle on South East Street on December 23 before it struck the median and flipped into the path of an oncoming Chevrolet Trailblazer in the other lane. All three occupants of the SUV were killed in the collision, including a 12-year-old girl who died in the ambulance on the way to a local hospital.

Witnesses reported seeing Tomlinson’s Mustang and another vehicle revving their engines while stopped a a red light. When the light turned, both vehicles apparently sped away; investigations revealed that Tomlinson’s speedometer indicated he was going 60 mph at the time of the collision.

Tomlinson and his three passengers were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Among these treated was a 10-year-old girl who was the only one to remember the collision. Authorities are still investigating the collision to determine what, if any, charges will be filed.

Cornell fraternity found guilty for teenager’s hazing death

Cornell University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter was found guilty last week of first-degree hazing, a class D felony, and providing alcohol to a minor after a 19 year-old pledge died during a hazing ritual.

Members of the fraternity kidnapped the teenager at his home, bound his hands and feet with duct tape and zip ties, and then forced him to drink alcohol until he passed out. He would never regain consciousness and was later found to have a blood alcohol level more than four times over the legal limit.

According to Reuters, members will not be sentenced since the court considers the fraternity a corporation. The deceased’s parents have since filed a $25 million wrongful death suit.