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Union Township, IN - Driver Hits and Kills Construction Worker in Work Zone

IN-931 & Osborne Rd in Union Township, IN
Published: August 19, 2020
By: Kennady Schuster
Last Updated on November 19, 2020

Driver Arrested After Fatal Accident in Construction Zone

According to the South Bend Tribune, on December 12, 2019, a driver was traveling near IN-931 and Osborne Road in Union Township, Indiana.

Around 9:45 a.m. the vehicle hit a construction worker who was placing cones in the northbound lane of Indiana 931. The right lane was closed, but the driver of the vehicle continued to stay in the right lane.

The construction worker died from the crash. The driver is suspected to have been under the influence and to have smoked methamphetamine the night prior to the incident.

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Financial Compensation For Victims of Construction Accidents

Jeff Gibson helps injured construction workers receive the financial compensation they deserve. Jeff has offered to discuss the legal options for these victims and their families:

Usually, an injured construction worker can receive workers’ compensation from their employer. However, there may be other legal options to pursue if you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site.

If there is a negligent third party involved in the accident, then the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit against this third party. For instance, if someone is injured due to malfunctioned machinery, then the victim may be able to sue the manufacturer.

Source:

https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/driver-in-fatal-crash-south-of-south-bend-charged-for/article_8371c758-1b66-11ea-a82e-4f4b97440e63.html

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Editor: Kennady is a rising senior at Fordham University. She is studying New Media and Digital Design with a concentration in commerce. Her passion while writing for Legal Herald is to help inform and educate people with their rights and options during a time of need. Contact Kennady: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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