Police say a teenage motorist died Friday during an accident in the Griffith area.
According to deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, an unidentified motorist was behind the wheel of a vehicle as it traveled along Blaine Street (South Broad Street). As the driver passed between East Joliet Street and James Road, around 1:55 a.m.,he crashed for unknown reasons.
Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save an occupant, Griffith resident Cody J. Lejeune, 19. It is unclear whether Mr. Lejeune was the driver or a passenger.
According to the National Safety Council, the rate of traffic deaths rose 4 percent in 2012 to 1.23 per 100 million. The study attributed the increase, in part, to a mild winter and improved economic conditions.
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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