Four highway construction workers were hospitalized with serious injuries after a suspected drunk driver crashed into their construction site on Interstate 65 in Clark County last Sunday, November 17.
Police responded to reports of a crash on Interstate 65 northbound near the Memphis exit on Sunday night. Dieudonne Nenjo was driving the vehicle that crashed into the site and he was arrested after reportedly failing roadside sobriety tests.
One of the workers suffered a fractured spine, another a collapsed lung, and two more suffered leg injuries.
According to court records, witnesses told police officers that Nenjo’s vehicle was speeding through the construction area and that he lost control before crashing into a light tower and knocking it down, which struck several workers.
Police said they found four open containers in Nenjo’s vehicle. Officers administered a breath test and a blood test to measure his blood-alcohol levels.
Nenjo faces eight criminal charges, including reckless operation of a vehicle in a highway work zone, resulting in injury.
Attorney Jeff Gibson represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and helps them recover the financial compensation they need and deserve. Jeff has offered to give The Legal Herald some insight into the options for financial compensation available to people hit by drunk drivers in Indiana:
Drunk driving crashes often leave innocent victims with debilitating injuries, and it’s important that these victims are aware of their legal rights and options for financial compensation. A personal injury lawsuit can be filed against the drunk driver. In some cases, Indiana and other states also allow drunk driving crash victims to file dram shop lawsuits against an alcohol vendor or individual who served the drunk driver.
According to Indiana’s dram shop law, alcohol vendors and individuals can be held liable for injuries caused by someone they provided alcohol to if: