Whether they know it or not, Louisiana residents risk their lives every time they drive. While cars are generally safe, other drivers often pose serious safety hazards to drivers on the roadways. In particular, there is a large risk car accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Drivers, pedestrians and motorcycle riders all assume certain risks when sharing the roadway. Motorcyclists and pedestrians are especially vulnerable due to their lack of safety features and protections, as compared to those found in motor vehicles.
Louisiana drivers must always exercise care in their actions, but this is especially true when they are sharing the roadway with children. Often times, drivers may be required to increase their care to avoid creating a dangerous situation that may lead to a collision.
Unfortunately, car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye and alter the lives of victims forever. A multi-car accident in a nearby community east of Lafayette recently left one driver dead. The three-car accident resulted in the death of a 19-year old man. The accident occurred when a pickup truck driven by a 27-year old man was headed north and crossed the median, entering the southbound lanes and striking another pickup truck. A passenger vehicle travelling behind the pickup truck that was hit was unable to avoid the accident and also struck the pickup truck from behind.
While thousands of vehicles safely travel across Louisiana each and every day, there are unfortunately instances of tragedy involving motor vehicles. These accidents can take many forms, but they can be especially heart wrenching if they end in a wrongful death. Such an accident occurred recently and while the details are still being sorted out, the ramifications are undeniable.