Woman Critically Injured in Three-Car Wreck in Niles, Ind.
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Dec 14, 2015 in Car Accidents
A 33-year-old woman from Niles is in critical condition after being seriously injured in an early morning car accident. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, including a large box truck.
The crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of South 11th Street and Bell Road in Berrien County. The injured woman was a passenger in a Pontiac Grand Prix, which was driven by a 28-year-old man. The other vehicles were a Volkswagen and a large box truck.
Police are still investigating the accident, but believe it was caused by the driver of the Pontiac as he attempted to cross S. 11th street and failed to yield the right of way. The preliminary investigation did not reveal alcohol or drugs as a factor in the crash.
The driver of the Pontiac sustained minor injuries but refused treatment. The other drivers were not injured.
Safe Driving Practices
Unfortunately, accidents like these happen all too often in Indiana. To reduce the risk of a car accident, remember these safe driving habits:
- Buckle up – Forgetting to wear your seatbelt is all too common a cause of serious injury and death in car accidents.
- Put away your phone – Texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving have become a leading cause of car accidents. Turn off your phone or put it away until you are pulled over and parked.
- Don’t speed – Although speeding gets less attention, it is still a major cause of car crashes, along with reckless and aggressive driving. Stay within the posted speed limit.
- Don’t drink and drive – Nearly 40 percent of fatal car accidents involve alcohol. If you plan on drinking, hire a cab or plan on having a designated non-drinking driver.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto wreck, contact a South Bend car accident lawyer at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak today. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.