The South Bend Tribune reported that a woman who had been critically injured in a two-car crash has died.
About the Fatal Mishawaka Crash
Mary Claire Fulks, 22, passed away on Tuesday after being severely injured in a car crash on July 3rd.
The crash occurred in Mishawaka, Indiana at the intersection of Main Street and McKinley Avenue. According to officers at the scene, the other driver drove through a red light and hit Fulks’ car.
The crash is under investigation by the St. Joseph County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team, and toxicology and collision reconstruction reports are being done. The county prosecutor will decide whether criminal charges will be filed against the other driver.
Information on the Dangers of Running Red Lights
All information is provided by American Traffic Solutions (ATS).
- From 2007-2011, an average of 751 people died each year, 63 people died each month, and $378 million was lost in costs, all due to red-light running crashes.
- In 2011, an average of two people died each day due to red-light running crashes.
- During the same year, about half the red-light running deaths were people other than the red-light runner.
- Additionally, in 2011 118,000 people were injured in red-light running crashes.