It is an unavoidable reality that Louisiana drivers will need to share the road with large trucks as they travel. For the most part, these trucks are operated safely and within the law with everyone from the truck company to the operator understanding that the vehicles can cause significant injury and death if there is a crash with a conventionally-sized vehicle. However, there are times when circumstances arise and there are truck accidents. These can happen for a variety of reasons. They might lead to severe injuries and, in a worst-case scenario, death. Those who have been affected by a truck accident must remember their rights to consider a legal filing for compensation.
A head-on crash between an 18-wheeler and a car led to the death of the car’s driver. The accident occurred at around 7 a.m. as the truck went over the center line on the road and headed into traffic going in the opposite direction. It crashed into an Acura Integra. The 69-year-old driver of the Acura was killed. The truck driver, 27, attempted to flee the scene on foot. He was caught by a law enforcement officer and placed under arrest for vehicular homicide, fleeing the scene of a fatal crash, and driving on the wrong side of the road. The police investigation indicated that the truck driver was impaired. Toxicology tests are being conducted on the two drivers, but the man who died is not believed to have been under the influence.
When there is a fatal truck accident, the family that was left behind will need to plan for a funeral. This comes with inevitable expenses. But the costs do not stop there. The person who died could have been an integral member of a family providing financial, personal and emotional support to others and will be missed in a fundamental way. The cause of the truck accident is one of the keys to filing a successful case. There could have been a multitude of reasons why the accident happened from recklessness to improper training to the load having been balanced improperly. Given the number of issues that could have caused a crash, legal help is a must for an investigation.
In this incident, a truck crossed the center line and ran head-on into a car. The driver of the car died and the truck driver attempted to flee the scene before he was caught. He is believed to have been under the influence. With this accident still under investigation, the family of the man who died needs to protect itself by speaking to an attorney about a legal filing as soon as possible.
Source: wdsu.com, “18-wheeler driver arrested after fatal crash,” March 24, 2017