String of Accidents Brings Tragedy to End of Thanksgiving Weekend
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Dec 02, 2015 in Car Accidents
Thanksgiving weekend ended in tragedy as the lives of four people were claimed Sunday in a string of accidents around South Bend, Ind. Two women died on the Indiana Toll road, a motorcyclist died in Kosciusko County, and another man died on U.S. 31 in Marshall County.
On Sunday morning, a 67-year-old man was injured in a collision after he failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled into the path of another driver heading south on U.S. 31 near 14C in Plymouth.
The 43-year-old driver of the other car, his wife and three children were transported to Saint Joseph Regional hospital after complaining of pain. The 67-year-old was sent to Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.
A 51-year-old motorcyclist driving on State Road 15 was killed when a pickup truck collided with him near the intersection of County Road 350. The pickup driver was not injured, but his passenger was in serious condition and sent to Kosciusko Community Hospital for treatment.
Later, on the Indiana Toll Road near the St. Joseph-Elkhart county line, a 59-year old woman was driving with her 88-year-old mother and 31-year-old son when her car veered off the road, hit a guard rail and rolled over several times.
The son survived, but suffered serious injury. Witness reports indicate the woman may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Thanksgiving week typically sees a spike in accidents due to increased drivers on the roads and binge drinking. Many people driving far from home also may be drowsy from lack of sleep.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident due to another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced South Bend car accident lawyers at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak to schedule a free consultation. We will get you the justice you deserve.