Police say a traveler was injured Monday during an accident in the Indianapolis area.
According to officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, 41-year-old Indianapolis resident Daniel N. Diaz was driving a blue 2008 Honda Civic east along 86th Street. As Mr. Diaz approached Keystone Avenue, around 3:30 p.m., he was hit from behind by a 1998 Toyota Corolla.
Investigators say the Corolla’s driver, 16-year-old Laurel resident Thomas E. Gerndt, glanced at a GPS device moments before the accident. Paramedics responded to the scene and treated Mr. Diaz for a back injury.
Distracted driving was the cause of collisions that killed 5,474 people and injured over 448,000 people in the United States in 2009.
Seeing a copy of the Indiana accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Indiana Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Indiana accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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