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Motorist drives into property off U.S. 40

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An area resident lost control of his vehicle traveling eastbound on United States 40 and drove into a garage on a homeowner's property Wednesday morning. [Order this photo]
An area resident was cited for a handful of driving infractions following an accident Wednesday morning.

According to Indiana State Police Trooper Bill Bradbury, eyewitnesses reported that Daniel Fogleman, 31, Brazil, was heading east on United States 40, in the right hand lane at a high rate of speed.

According to the report, Fogleman lost control of his vehicle, hit a mailbox, jumped onto the curb and hit the residence of William Pell, 1460 E. U.S. 40.

Fogleman's vehicle came to a rest inside a detached garage on the property, and according to officials, ruptured a gas line in the building.

Vectren Energy arrived on scene to shut off the gas to the home.

According to Bradbury, Fogleman was to be cited for unsafe speed, driving without insurance and driving while suspended.

Bradbury said the home was occupied at the time of the incident and he estimated the vehicle was a total loss. In addition, he estimated there could be approximately $50,000 in damage to the home.

Fogleman was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital via TransCare after suffering face lacerations.

Other agencies responding included the Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue, TransCare, Clay County Sheriff's Department and the Knightsville Town Marshal.

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No insurance, No license, and $ 50,000.00 in damage.I think this guy will be real sorry . I hope he is ok, but, man , use a little common sense !

-- Posted by otis66 on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 7:04 AM

Hope everyone in the home/garage was okay! It doesn't say.

-- Posted by millertime on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 8:11 AM


Common sense, unfortunately, isn't common.

-- Posted by JHeffner on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 8:31 AM

According to "jail bookings" on 11/04/2009, Daniel L. Fogleman, 31 was charged with public intoxication and domestic battery. He's also had civil suits filed against him by Med-1 and Ford Motor Credit.

Mr. Pell? Good luck in getting a dime.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 12:38 PM

"Motorist drives into property off U.S. 40"

Better than driving into property on U.S. 40 I suppose.

"jumped onto the curb and hit the residence"

Why was there a residence ON the curb?

Who writes this stuff?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Thu, Nov 12, 2009, at 9:31 PM

Civil suits for medical bills and losing your vehicle, nothing to do with speeding and hitting a residence. THOUGHTFUL, I dont think so! Hopefully the bad economy wont affect you in the near future or you may be the next one people talk about? This was just a poor choice and a stupid thing to do. Airing someones financial matters? None of our business. Sometimes this forum is no more than a easy way for people to talk about or gossip behind peoples back, yes its published but we dont put our put our real names down, so its no more than gossip that sometimes does more damage than good.

-- Posted by bellababy on Sat, Nov 14, 2009, at 4:35 AM

QUOTE: "This was just a poor choice"

That's a joke, correct? The moron didn't have insurance, he was speeding and his license was suspended & you say he made a bad choice.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Nov 14, 2009, at 4:24 PM

any of you ever think this is a guy just trying to get to work to take care of his daughter...thank god he,s ok and she didn,t read these comments by the way he does have a license and he,s not a moron oh that pub. intox. was his front yard think about peoples family before you write mean things and no i,m not his girlfriend defending him i,m his daughters mom that knows better of the man than some short story like all of you

-- Posted by sessy on Sun, Nov 15, 2009, at 7:13 AM

I am not defending the facts that driving without insurance is ok? It is not, but some people cannot afford insurance, yes this is awful for the damaged house owner. If he was on his way to work to support his daughter and fell asleep, or lost control, at least he is trying to make a living, unlike a lot of men who are lazy and dont want to work. I simply stated this forum for comments often does more harm than good. It is not our place to judge anyone. These people who make mistakes have innocent family members who are often emotionally harmed by cruel and mean comments. Even if something is true, it is sometimes better to hold your tongue.

-- Posted by bellababy on Sun, Nov 15, 2009, at 7:24 AM

Well having insurance is a law it's not fair to those of us you pay are insurance have to carry uninsured cause of people like this. If you can afford to drink you can afford insurance. Going to work to support his daughter good, but leave early rather than take a chance of killing someone else.

-- Posted by confused33 on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 8:33 AM

"Daniel L. Fogleman, 31: 1. Domestic battery 2. Public intoxication"

Is this not the same person that drove through this house? The article does not say he did not have a license it says that he was driving while suspended. Last time I checked you could not get into trouble for public intox if you were on your own property.

You know it is funny how people on here say think about others families before writing what you people write. What about the people that do the crime? Do they think about others families when they do what they do? No, so they are selfish. Speed in this town has taken some of people's precious treasures. So next time when you are late for work think about how many other people you could be affecting by speeding just to make it on time.

-- Posted by time2growup on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 11:55 AM

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