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Man Admitted Drinking before Indianapolis Head-On Crash

March 28, 2011 – Indianapolis, IN  After a March 17th Indianapolis head-on crash in the city’s Northeastside, a man allegedly told police officers that he had been drinking that morning, IndyStar.com has reported.

That man, 31-year-old Jamal Moore, of Indianapolis, crashed into the other vehicle around 6 a.m., leaving one person critically injured, according to published reports in The Indianapolis Star.

Moore was behind the wheel of a Cadillac SUV, traveling northbound on Allisonville Road when he swerved over into the south lane and hit a Ford SUV near 52nd Street, said Kendale Adams, an officer with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police.

Although Moore did not sustain serious injuries, a passenger in his SUV, 34-year-old Joseph Reese, also from Indianapolis, was listed in critical condition. He was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital.

The Ford’s driver, 27-year-old Darcie Jones, was transported to Methodist Hospital. Jones’ injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Officer Adams said Moore stated that he had been drinking alcohol earlier that morning.

Moore has been charged with a felony, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. He was in custody at a detention facility in Wishard.

Negligent actions such as driving under the influence of alcohol can lead to serious injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been the victim of someone else’s negligence in Indianapolis you should consider filing an Indiana personal injury claim.