Posted on July 29, 2016
Traffic is not something that most people would consider to be pleasant or desirable. Not only is it inconvenient for those trying to travel on a schedule, but it can also be dangerous. As a driver, it is important to be aware of one’s surroundings in order to be able to react in a timely and safe manner. However, that is not always the case, as evidenced in a recent Louisiana car accident.
As a 57-year-old driver was operating his truck along the Interstate early one Tuesday morning, he approached an area of congested traffic that resulted from an earlier crash. He attempted to swerve to the left to avoid striking the automobile in front of him but collided with another, causing that vehicle to slam into a third car and then an 18-wheeler. The driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries, as did the driver of the third vehicle involved; the driver of the 18-wheeler did not suffer any injury.
Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle hit by the pickup truck suffered injuries that took her life during the course of the accident, and she was pronounced dead by authorities soon after they arrived on the scene. Officials do not believe that impairment was a factor with regard to this motor vehicle collision. The official investigation is ongoing, and no charges have been filed at this point.
The loved ones of the 33-year-old woman who was killed in this automobile crash have the right to file civil claims for her wrongful death against the party or parties deemed responsible. If successfully litigated, these claims may provide financial compensation for the end of life expenses and other financial damages that this family now faces. Louisiana car accident victims, including the surviving families of deceased victims, can obtain assistance from attorneys with experience in this field who can provide guidance and support in pursuing claims for monetary damages occasioned by the negligence of another.
Source: klfy.com, “Founder of LA Law Enforcement Support dies in crash on I-10“, Aug. 11, 2015