Police in Indianapolis are investigating a car crash into a historic building that occurred at the corner of East 16th and North Delaware streets at around 2.30 AM on October 10th, 2019. The crash involved a white Volvo sedan that rammed into a historic building located on the near north of Indianapolis. The driver was identified as a 26-year-old man who was trapped in the car until firefighters pulled him out moments later. The man was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition and he is currently recuperating. The full identity of the victim was not disclosed.
The cause of the crash is still unknown. But reports from the IMPD office suggest that the driver was not wearing a seat belt and speed was a definite factor in the crash. However, the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) says that the historic building was frequently hit by cars that miss their turn at the nearby intersection. The spot is a hotbed for crashes.
If the victim can prove that he was driving at the required speed limit in the area, then he can hold the state responsible for the accident. After several accidents in the past, the historic building is clearly a safety hazard for drivers who miss their turn at the intersection. Additionally, the frequent crashes on the historic building may have compromised its structural integrity. For safety reasons, it should be demolished. On the other hand, if the investigations show that the driver was over-speeding, then he could be charged for reckless driving. Individuals charged with reckless driving in Indiana can face serious penalties including jail time, hefty fines, or both. The penalties increase in cases where other people were injured. The driver may also be charged for the destruction of a historic state property depending on the basics of the case.
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