Articles Posted in Indiana

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By Thomas Hastings, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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pickup%20truck.jpgA man is reported dead on the scene after he crashed his Dodge pickup truck into a daycare center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the single-car accident a little before 8 a.m. and found the man unresponsive and pinned inside his truck. According to a written statement by police, the man was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed, left the road, struck the daycare center and hit a power pole before finally rolling into a vacant lot. Medics arrived at the scene and declared the man dead. The crash remains under investigation by local authorities and agencies.

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By Thomas Hastings, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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scissor%20lift.jpgRev. John Jenkins, President of Notre Dame University, has recently admitted responsibility in the tragic death of Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old student videographer at the university. Sullivan was killed when a hydraulic lift he was on toppled over while he was filming an outdoor football practice. The National Weather Service reported gusts up to 51 mph on the day the incident occurred.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Indiana.jpgIrene Martin, a 37-year-old woman and day care provider, made her first appearance in Hendricks County Court after she was charged with child abuse. Martin was formally charged with 3 felonies of battery and neglect of a child due to an incident that happened at her home, which she runs at a day care.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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auto%20accidents%2C%20shattered%20front.jpgA car crashed into the front of New Beginnings Daycare, an Indiana day care center. The car was driver by a parent whose child attends the day care. Apparently, the driver jumped a curb in the center’s parking lot and rammed into the building’s office. Luckily, no one was injured. However, severe damages was done to the building; the wall of the knocked in several feet and the floor was littered with debris such as files and bottles. The driver told officials that the brakes of her car malfunctioned. If you would like to read more on this story please see Parent crashes into day care while picking up child.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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moto%20-%20cartoon.jpgA 13-year-old boy, Peter Lenz of Vancouver, Washington, died after a motorcycle crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Peter was reportedly run over by another motorcycle driver after he fell from his motorbike during a warm-up lap. The driver of the other motorcycle was identified as 12-year-old Xavier Zayat of Flushing, New York and reportedly did not sustain any personal injuries. Peter was immediately placed in a neck brace and onto a stretcher by medical workers who also performed chest compression on him until he arrived at the hospital. Peter was pronounced dead several hours later.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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pond.jpgOn August 12 9-year-old boy, Trevor Howe, ran outside of his home chasing after his family’s Labrador retriever, Sweetpea. However, when Trevor’s parents discovered Sweetpea had returned to the home without Trevor, Trevor’s parents rushed to a nearby pond to look for their son. When they arrived at the pond medical personnel were already working on Trevor’s unconscious body. Trevor died four days later at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Indiana.jpgDog bites can cause serious personal injuries to children and, in some instances, the tragic wrongful death of a child. These incidents can even take place at home with a family dog with no history of aggressiveness or dog bites. In Indianapolis, Indiana, a 9 year old girl suffered serious personal injuries as a result of being mauled / bitten by a Pit Bull breed dog. As the girl was letting the dog outside, the Pit Bull breed dog jumped on her and bit her around the neck while violently wrestling her to the floor. The child sustained serious personal injuries to her neck and trachea. After the vicious attack, the Pit Bull breed dog was quarantined at a local animal hospital.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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aircraft%20red%20helicopter.jpgIn Indiana and other States, parents and other drivers continue to hit the roads with children in the vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. When driving, it is important to be alert and sharp. It is a well know fact that alcohol dulls the senses and has a definite effect on motor skills. Driving under the influence puts many people at risk including the driver, passengers (especially children), other drivers and passengers in vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. If you have been drinking, stay out of the driver’s seat and get somebody sober behind the wheel. In Muncie, Indiana, a man was arrested for drunk driving charges. He had picked up the children of his fiance from a day care center and was driving the children home when he crashed into a tree. Police arrived on the scene. The children in the vehicle were young children. One was 5 years old and the other was 2 years old. Both were treated at Ball Memorial Hospital. The 5 year old was taken to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana for treatment for internal injuries. See Child Injured in Drunk Driving Incident in Muncie, Indiana.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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household%20bathtub%20faucet%20hot%20and%20cold%20burn%20injuries.jpgIn Gary, Indiana, a woman admitted that she was reckless in causing serious burn injuries to a child. Lashonda Sheree Brassfield, age 28, was caring for a 2 year old girl in a home. The girl was left unattended in a bathtub where she suffered 3rd degree burns to her legs.

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By David Wolf, Attorney
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In Indiana and other States, parents, caregivers, teachers, bus drivers, and others are placing children in car seats that are improperly installed and / or used. Some experts estimate that nearly 90 % of car safety seats are misused in some manner. I recently read a good article about the use of car safety seats for children. Anyone transporting a small child should read this article – Car Seats Are Misued. and take safety measures to make sure that car seats are properly installed and used for children. Inspection following injuries in an automobile accident is sometimes too late for some children.