Posted on July 29, 2016
Recently, a pickup truck driver lost his life on a Louisiana interstate. The two-vehicle car accident occurred on Interstate 12. Although the crash is still under investigation, it could lead to possible claims for wrongful death.
The pickup driver, a 69-year-old man, was moving along the roadway before he was struck by another vehicle some time after 11 p.m. on December 5. The second automobile, driven by a 54-year-old man, approached from behind and rear-ended the pickup truck. The force of the crash pushed the truck off of the highway, and the vehicle overturned and struck a number of trees. The pickup driver did not have his seat belt on and was thrown from the vehicle during the crash.
The other car went off the opposite side of the road and slammed into the barrier in the median. The driver of this automobile did not suffer any injuries through the course of the accident. Unfortunately, the truck driver was not able to overcome the injuries that he suffered and was declared dead at the site of the accident. No charges have been filed at this point in the investigation; the surviving driver has been cited for careless driving.
The family members of the victim who lost his life have the right to file civil claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. These claims can give them some sense of comfort as they grieve in the face of this loss. Victims of other motor vehicle collisions in Louisiana may have the right to file claims for injury or damage as well. A car accident is a life-changing event, but victims have the ability to take action.
Source: nola.com, “Covington man dies in two-vehicle crash on Interstate 12“, Robert Rhoden, Dec. 6, 2015