There are many reasons for an auto accident in Louisiana and all can lead to injuries and fatalities. When these car accidents occur, those who have been affected need to make sure that they understand their legal rights. An integral factor in any case involving a car accident is the investigation as to its cause. This is particularly important when there is a fatality and it is believed that there was impairment involved.
A head-on collision claimed the life of a 22-year-old man in an overnight crash. The incident happened at around 3:40 a.m. as a pickup truck being driven by a 21-year-old man went out of control and crossed the center line. It crashed into the northbound vehicle. The 22-year-old was wearing his seatbelt, but suffered severe injuries and died. The driver of the pickup and his 24-year-old passenger did not have their safety belts on, but suffered only minor injuries. Upon investigation, law enforcement conducted toxicology tests on the driver of the pickup. They are waiting for the results, but it is believed that he was driving under the influence.
There is a litany of aftereffects from a drunk driving accident in which a person was seriously injured or killed. With injuries, the victim and family will need to calculate how they are going to pay for the treatment that is inevitably required. There might be rehabilitation, long-term medical care and more. A person might not be able to return to normal and could need alterations to a home to live in it. If there is a fatality, the family must get beyond the emotional aspect of an unexpected death. Then there will be the financial ramifications. All of this must be considered when a person is hurt or dies in a car accident.
In this case, a man was allegedly driving a pickup truck while impaired. He ran the vehicle into the opposite lanes of the roadway and crashed head on with another vehicle, killing its driver. Families in situations like this one may want to protect their interests by discussing the matter with an attorney to take the necessary steps to file a legal case.
Source: klfy.com, "Impairment suspected in early morning fatal crash," March 12, 2017