While driving is a very typical activity in Lafayette, unfortunately it can also be very dangerous. Car accidents can result for a variety of reasons, including a negligent driver, vehicle malfunction, road conditions, etc. In many cases, serious injury results to one or more people during an auto accident, which can be both physically and financially challenging.
One Louisiana man is dead and another injured after a head-on collision. The deceased driver was ejected from his car in the accident. Car accidents in which drivers or passengers are ejected from the motor vehicle are unfortunately not unusual. Individuals who suffer injuries in such car crashes can usually file lawsuits to recover for the damages that result from them, but much depends on the specific facts of the case.
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.
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.
Construction on Louisiana Highway 90 is finally complete and a new U-turn system has been unveiled -- the J-turn. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has built these turns in an effort to reduce the number of car accidents. The J-turns present some new traffic law considerations for Louisiana drivers and will hopefully reduce the instances of negligent and reckless driving.
Louisiana highway I-10 is finally opened after an unlicensed driver caused a disastrous multi-vehicle crash in which a tanker carrying flammable liquid was rear-ended and leaked some of its content all over the highway. The local man flipped his car into the middle of the interstate after clipping a tractor-trailer truck, which resulted in the multi-vehicle trucking accident. The incident reminds Louisiana drivers of the serious injuries that can flow from a trucking accident and that there can be multiple causes for such accidents.