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Man causes fatal accident in construction zone

One important factor to ensure that people are able to use the roads in Louisiana is that the roads need to be in good condition. Over time, though, the roads deteriorate like anything else. Repairs need to be made from time to time, or improvements need to be made to help the flow of traffic. The end product usually means better roads, but during the construction it can cause major backups and headaches for the drivers who use the roads.

Construction often times causes slow traffic in places people are not expecting it as well. This means that drivers need to pay even more attention to what they are doing when approaching and driving through construction zones.

Recently, a driver did not notice a backup due to construction and crashed into the back of another vehicle. Following that, it proceeded to hit two other vehicles before coming to a stop. The driver, who police suspect was intoxicated at the time, ended up killing the driver of the first car he hit. He then ran from the scene but was later arrested by police. He was charged with a number of crimes and a toxicology sample was taken, but the results are not known at this time.

Unfortunately this driver's very poor decision making caused a fatal motor vehicle accident, unnecessarily taking the life of another driver. The victim's family is now left mourning the loss of a loved one and trying to figure out how to move on without the loved one around. This is never an easy process and sometimes people never fully recover. While it will never replace the victim, the family may want to seek compensation for their loss. This may seem like just consolation, but it can still be very valuable for the family.

Fatal car accidents occur far too often in Louisiana. They are very devastating for the family of the victim both emotionally and financially. These families may want to seek compensation for their loss. though. Attorneys understand how devastating these accidents can be and may be a useful resource.

Source:, "Scott man under arrest after fatal I-10 crash" Aug. 17, 2017

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