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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Huffing Related Crash - Victim Now in Wheelchair

From KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa and Rapid City Journal in South Dakota:

A 25 year old Rapid City resident “has pleaded guilty to huffing a chemical cleaner and then crashing into three vehicles - critically injuring one man.”

The man admitted that he blacked out behind the wheel on May 7th after huffing computer dusting spray. His “Nissan Xterra struck a southbound Jeep Cherokee, causing it to spin. The Xterra then hopped the curb and traveled along the sidewalk before crashing into the driver's side door of a Honda Accord.” His car then struck a parked motorcycle.

The driver of the Honda had his 4 year old son in the car, but the child was injured. The 29 year old driver, however, was critically injured.

He is “slowly regaining some movement and speech and uses a wheelchair.” The County Deputy State’s Attorney noted, “He still has a long way to go."

The driver of the Xterra “will be sentenced Dec. 3 for vehicular battery” and he “faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.”

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