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Criminal charges upgraded for Louisiana drunk driver

Drunk driving can have several consequences, sometimes even for people who seem unrelated to the situation. This is because car accidents are complex situations, especially when the victim of a drunk driver dies. The story of a Louisiana drunk driver demonstrates just some of the difficult issues that can arise.

Fatal car accident in West Baton Rouge Parish

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.

Louisiana man dies after tragic auto-bicycle accident

Police have confirmed that a Louisiana bicyclist is dead following a hit-and-run accident with an automobile. Although his family and friends are likely devastated from the news, the law offers some comfort by providing the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit to recover for their losses, including funeral expenses and pain and suffering.

Community mourns Louisiana teacher who died in a car accident

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.

Louisiana Army National Guardsman dies in semi crash

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.

Louisiana man charged after fatal motor vehicle crash

Last week, a 32-year-old local man was killed in a motor vehicle accident. As the crash investigation continues, state police have decided to charge a local 26-year-old Louisiana man for the fatal accident. Meanwhile, the deceased man's surviving family members must cope with the loss of a loved one, as well as significant financial expenses. Fortunately, the law provides several means of financial recovery from insurance to wrongful death lawsuits.

Traffic deaths rise 13.5 percent from 2011 to 2012

Louisiana drivers have probably noticed an increase in motor vehicle accidents lately. These observations are in line with a startling statistic about fatal accidents recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Over 7,500 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the first three months of 2012. This is an increase of 13.5 percent from the same period during 2011. Although the safety administration did not offer an explanation for this increase, it may be partly attributable to negligent drivers.

Fatal Lafayette car accident leaves loved ones asking why

A young mother was killed in a car accident early last month and her friends are wondering why the driver has not yet been held responsible. A spokesperson for the Lafayette Police Department said that although the driver of the other vehicle did submit to a blood test at a hospital after the fatal accident on June 9th, the results are not back yet and police cannot charge a suspect until there is actual evidence of drunk driving. The victim's family members and friends are left wondering why the delay in toxicology tests in the case.

Louisiana boating safety and increased DWI enforcements

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries 36 people died last year in boating crashes, and five of those deaths could be attributed to alcohol use. National statistics reveal in 2011 that 16 percent of all boating accident fatalities were directly related to the use of drugs or alcohol. That same year, the LDWF issued a total of 108 DWI citations to boat operators, ten of which were issued over one weekend dubbed Operation Dry Water.

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