Posted on July 29, 2016
Travel can be dangerous for a variety of reasons, especially during the holiday season. A recent fatal car accident in Louisiana involved two automobiles traveling in opposing directions. Sadly, a young passenger lost her life as a result of the crash.
Along a roadway that was clear and without rain, a tractor trailer operated by a 36-year-old man apparently crossed into the southbound lanes as it headed north shortly before 10:30 p.m. The big rig then collided with an oncoming car in the southbound lanes. This vehicle was carrying three people.
One 39-year-old passenger suffered what were described as non-incapacitating injuries and was treated and released from a hospital. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, while the 42-year-old woman driving the car suffered critical injuries. Further information regarding the nature and extent of her injuries was not reported. Tragically, her 10-year-old passenger passed away at a hospital in Eastland. The girl’s relationship to the driver and/or the other passenger was not disclosed, though all shared the same last name.
The Louisiana accident continues to be investigated by the authorities, and no charges have been filed at this point. This fatal car accident could lead to at least two claims for monetary damages against the trucker and, in all likelihood, the trucker’s employer. The seriously injured woman appears to have grounds for a personal injury claim, while the estate of the deceased girl would be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. Both of these civil actions would be dependent on proof of the trucker’s negligence in order to establish liability for the significant financial losses sustained.
Source: sanangelolive.com, “A Child Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on FM 2214 Near Desdemona“, Brandy Ramirez, Dec. 21, 2015