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Serious accident claims lives of 3 students, injures another

Many students head to college to pursue their lifelong dreams for certain careers. They want to better their lives and often have promising lives ahead of them. Unfortunately, three students will not see where their college education can take them due to a serious accident in Indiana that claimed their lives.

There were seven total students that were traveling back to their college after visiting friends at other universities. The local sheriff's department representative says the van in which the students were traveling was pulled over toward the median due to a flat tire. All of the students were outside of the van, with three of them close to the rear.

Another van was traveling north on the interstate and left the highway for an unknown reason. When it did, it entered the median and struck four of the seven students. Three succumbed to their injuries and passed away, while a fourth student is in the hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the van who caused the accident was a 26-year-old man. He received medical treatment for minor injuries and was then taken by police. His blood alcohol content was, allegedly, at least double the legal limit. He is now facing multiple charges, including reckless homicide.  

The family members of the deceased students, as well as the injured students, may be entitled to pursue wrongful death or personal injury lawsuits against the driver due to the serious accident. These types of lawsuits are often an appropriate way to legally recover damages that were suffered as a result of other drivers' recklessness in serious accidents. If adequate evidence is presented to an Indiana court, the injured students and the deceased students' families may receive compensation.

Source: wane.com, "3 international students killed in crash, man arrested for OWI", Feb. 21, 2016

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