When someone dies unexpectedly, it is almost always difficult and traumatic for the surviving family members. A fatal car accident is no exception. The situation may become even more difficult for survivors to handle if the accident was due to a negligent driver and could likely have been prevented.
As technology becomes more and more accessible, people are increasingly using electronic and mobile devices, including cellphones, in all locations and at all times. Unfortunately, while technology can provide many benefits, the use of mobile devices while driving often results in fatal accidents.
It is a sad fact that tragedy can strike at any time, and horrific car accidents can happen under any circumstances. Sometimes, a chain reaction can occur after an initial accident, leading to multiple injuries and even fatalities. This appears to have occurred recently on I-10. According to reports, a car headed east toward Baton Rouge somehow veered off the highway, crossed the median and drove directly into oncoming traffic. This fatal accident claimed the life of one man.
A teenage boy recently hit by a truck while riding his bike has died at the hospital from the injuries he sustained in the accident. The Louisiana boy was struck by a Dodge pickup when he crossed over into an oncoming lane of traffic. The car accident resulted in the boy being ejected from the bike and suffered serious injuries that led to his death four days later. The driver of the pickup truck submitted to a breath test and was over the legal limit of 0.08. He has been charged with DWI and police said other charges could be pending.
Being a pedestrian in Louisiana can come with the potential for serious dangers. Because of their proximity to roadways and motor vehicles, pedestrians can easily be involved in car accidents and suffer serious injury.
Louisiana police are awaiting the toxicology report of a woman who was allegedly a drunk driver in an accident that resulted in the death of her passenger. Drunk driving is a leading factor in car accidents in Louisiana and nationwide. Louisianans must recognize that drunk driving is a real problem and, if they are ever in an accident and alcohol played a role that may be an important fact to highlight in a court proceeding if they intend to seek compensation for their injuries.
A Louisiana family nearly lost two of its members during a motorcycle ride on Christmas Eve 2011, which ended with a semi crash. Luckily, the father and daughter who were struck by the 18-wheeler truck survived. Now their holiday near-tragedy is a safety and liability lesson for Louisiana motorcyclists involved in truck accidents.
Family and friends of the Opelousas High School Magnet Academy of Biomedical Sciences community have banded together to remember the impact one of their teachers had on them. A fatal accident in her car claimed her life.
An auto accident between a military Humvee and an 18-wheeler truck on I-49 this week resulted in the death of a Louisiana Army National Guardsman. Unfortunately, truck accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks occur all too frequently and often end in serious bodily injury or death because 18-wheeler trucks can pose great hazards. Drivers in Louisiana -- whether they operate smaller vehicles or large trucks -- must be aware of these hazards and remember to always exercise caution. There are many ways to avoid such accidents and the tragedies and expenses that arise from them.
A local man is dead after an automobile crashed into his bicycle in Lacombe, Louisiana, and then fled from the scene. Fellow Louisiana residents should learn from this story. It illustrates just how dangerous car accidents can be when they involve bicycles. It also underscores the complex legal and financial issues that can arise when a negligent driver flees the scene of an accident.