Louisiana drivers must always exercise care in their actions, but this is especially true when they are sharing the roadway with children. Often times, drivers may be required to increase their care to avoid creating a dangerous situation that may lead to a collision.
Unfortunately, car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye and alter the lives of victims forever. A multi-car accident in a nearby community east of Lafayette recently left one driver dead. The three-car accident resulted in the death of a 19-year old man. The accident occurred when a pickup truck driven by a 27-year old man was headed north and crossed the median, entering the southbound lanes and striking another pickup truck. A passenger vehicle travelling behind the pickup truck that was hit was unable to avoid the accident and also struck the pickup truck from behind.
Drivers and pedestrians each have rights and responsibilities when sharing roadways with each other. Since pedestrians typically sustain more severe injuries in accidents, drivers must be cognizant of their presence on the road. Negligent drivers that fail to do so subject themselves to significant liability.
One of the driving requirements for Louisiana drivers as well as drivers throughout the country is to possess insurance. It is actually a violation of the law to drive without insurance. This insurance requirement arises from the reality that car accidents happen rather frequently.
Serious injury can occur in a hit and run auto accident in Lafayette. Often, catastrophic injuries leave the victim with massive medical expenses or families having to move forward without a loved one.
Accidents on the Louisiana roadways are never expected. They can arise under a number of different circumstances, including fairly unusual ones. Drivers should be alert when driving in order to respond to car accidents, and also be prepared to follow-up in the event that they suffer any personal injuries in such accidents.
Car accidents can happen any time, anywhere and can sometimes cause unusual injuries and damages. A story that recently received local media attention reminds Louisianans of the dangers associated with the careless operation of motor vehicles. Identifying the potential dangers early on can help individuals recognize all of the different injuries and damages for which they can recover following a car accident.
Yet another Louisiana resident has become the victim of a motor vehicle accident. Like other fatal accidents, this one occurred on Louisiana Highway 76 on an early Saturday morning and resulted in the death of a middle-aged woman.
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.