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REPORT: Major lawsuit being filed against the DRUNK-driver who crashed into the hockey team bus

Published November 30, 2022 at 12:56
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A few weeks ago, our hockey family had a scare as a College Prep teams bus was leaving a restaurant and was crashed into by a truck being driven by a drunk driver.

There were 16 people injured in this crash and 3 were considered in critical condition, but this could have been far worse.

The driver did not stop, instead he continued driving and ended up in a ditch a few miles down the road.

His blood alcohol level was at .13 which is almost twice of what Indiana's legal limit is. Santos, the driver, was put in jail and was facing a level 5 felony charge, and 22 counts of criminal recklessness.




The victims of his horrible incident have filed a lawsuit against the driver:

Members of the St. Ignatius College Prep men's hockey team have filed a lawsuit against the drunk trucker that slammed into their team bus earlier this month in Northern Indiana.

The driver, Victor Santos, a 58-year-old New York resident driving for a company out of New Jersey, has been charged with felony counts of causing serious bodily injury while operating a vehicle and criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, police said.

A total of 23 students, two coaches and a bus driver were on the bus at the time of the collision. At least 16 people were taken to area hospitals. One of the students was ejected from the bus by the force of the collision, officials said.

According to the lawsuit, several of the students who were injured are not well enough to return to class, and one student remains hospitalized.

The hockey team had been competing in at Culver Military Academy and were returning to their hotel from dinner when the crash occurred.
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