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Seven vehicles were involved in a fatal wreck outside the state of Indiana recently. The wreck was started by a 38-year-old who was speeding through the streets of Los Angeles, allegedly in an act of illegal street racing. The other person involved in the street racing later told police that he was simply scared of the 38-year-old and trying to get away from him. Whether that is true or not will be left up to the police to fully investigate.

Of greater importance are the 38-year-old’s behavior and the accident he caused. Traveling in the range of 80 to 90 miles per hour, the young man crashed into the back of a vehicle that became so damaged that it was tough to identify what type of vehicle it actually was. It appears to be a Nissan, and the 62-year-old driver of the apparent Nissan was killed in the wreck.
The Nissan then spun off and into multiple other vehicles, with numerous people in those vehicles suffering injuries. It was later found that the 38-year-old was also intoxicated at the time of the street racing incident.

Street racing is illegal and reckless, and the terrible results of this behavior are made all too clear in this story. Innocent people suffered because of this 38-year-old’s horrible decision. Victims of car accidents that are caused by negligent drivers should consider legal action

Source: The Drive, “Street Racing Eyed in Fatal Seven-Car Crash Outside Los Angeles,” Kyle Cheromcha, Sept. 22, 2017

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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