Police in Louisiana are in the process of investigating a crash that left two people dead and two others injured. This incident occurred in St. John The Baptist Parish on Monday, Feb. 24. Motor vehicle accidents with results like this one leave surviving victims and family members of the deceased with a lot of questions. If negligence contributed to this tragic event, these individuals may seek compensation for their losses through legal means.
According to reports, a 27-year-old woman of Baton Rouge was driving her vehicle eastbound on Interstate 10 when a pickup truck struck her from behind. The woman, who was pregnant with twins, died in the wreck, as did her 7-year-old son. A male passenger and his 3-year-old boy suffered injuries in the collision and were taken to a local medical facility for treatment. Their current conditions are unknown.
Little is known about the driver of the pickup. This individual was not injured in the wreck. Impairment is not thought a factor in this case, but toxicology results are pending. It is unclear at this point if any criminal charges are pending against this driver.
Numerous people suffer injuries or lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents on I-10. Most often, the accidents are preventable. They are the result of people speeding, not paying attention or driving while impaired — among other things. It is unclear exactly what happened in this case, but if negligence can be established against the pickup driver, the injured victims and the loved ones of the deceased may be able to seek monetary damages for their losses successfully. Legal counsel can review the finer details of this case and, if appropriate, help those interested in filing claims in a Louisiana civil court do so.