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Alleged negligent driver faces charges in accident

A man whose vehicle struck and killed a 12-year-old girl last year is now facing criminal charges, according to local sources. Louisiana police did not arrest the apparently negligent driver, but the 77-year-old man is now accused of misdemeanor careless driving charges. If he is found guilty, he could face jail time, which will be decided in criminal court in the near future. 

According to the initial accident report filed last year, the 12-year-old girl was crossing the street next to a middle school in Slidell when the accident occurred. The details of the crash were not included in the report, but it appears the 77-year-old man struck her with his vehicle while she was crossing the street. She was pronounced dead of her injuries. 

2 die, several suffer serious injuries in alleged DWI crash

Two bicyclists have lost their lives after being struck by a car, following a parade in Louisiana. In addition, several other people suffered serious injuries in the car accident. Officials recently reported that the man who is said to have caused the accident was driving while intoxicated at the time of the collision.

Police said that the man's blood alcohol level was .14 following the collision. However, when the wreck occurred, his blood alcohol level may have been near .215. That is nearly triple the state's legal limit.

Truck accidents: 2 killed in crash involving log truck

Since commercial vehicles are much larger and more difficult to maneuver than other vehicles, drivers must ensure they have ample time and space prior to making a turn. Those who fail to do so increase the chances that truck accidents may occur, and similar incidents can have cataclysmic outcomes. Two people were killed in a recent accident involving a log truck in Louisiana.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Saturday morning as the driver of a log truck crossed into the median while attempting to turn into a nearby driveway. Initial investigations indicate that the driver of the truck steered into the path of a nearby car in the process. The car reportedly struck the back end of the truck shortly thereafter, and the impact on the collision forced the car to run off the road and into a ditch before overturning into a canal.

Head-on car accidents often the result of careless driving

Two men have lost their lives in a tragic motor vehicle crash in Louisiana. The accident occurred along Highway 3127. Sometimes these kinds of car accidents occur due to a motorist's negligence, which is grounds for litigation in civil court.

According to police, the recent Louisiana accident happened when a 21-year-old man was driving east along the highway. Meanwhile, a 39-year-old man was driving west on the same highway. The younger driver then suddenly breached the road's middle line and hit the older driver's car head-on.

Paying for recovery after a brain injury

A motor vehicle accident places you at risk of many types of injuries. However, among the most devastating and life-changing injuries you can suffer is a brain injury. Without even striking your head, you may suffer damage to your brain if the collision is violent enough.

Since the brain controls the functions in every system in your body, an injury can leave you struggling to regain the life you had before the accident. Depending on the severity of your injury and its location in your brain, that struggle may be difficult, intense and expensive.

Car accidents: 1 dead in Louisiana

A serious four-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman, according to authorities. Louisiana State Police from Troop A are still investigating the crash, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Feb. 17. As with many car accidents of this type, speed is suspected to have been a factor, and police have confirmed that charges are pending against one of the drivers involved. 

According to the report, a 17-year-old male was driving his vehicle northbound on Airline Highway at a rate of speed police believe to have been excessive. The 21-year-old victim was the front-seat passenger in his vehicle. For reasons unknown, the driver appeared to lose control of the car, which began rotating before crashing into the back of a pickup truck that had stopped due to traffic. This set off a chain of collisions that included two more vehicles. 

1 killed in crash involving suspected drunk driver in Louisiana

Drivers who choose to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs often create unfortunate scenarios. Those who encounter a drunk driver may be left with insufficient time to react and avoid a catastrophe, and they may be the ones who wind up suffering the consequences. A 30-year-old man has died in a recent head-on crash involving a suspected drunk driver in Louisiana.

The accident reportedly occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on a recent Tuesday. Initial investigations suggest that the driver of eastbound truck suddenly veered into oncoming lanes and struck a nearby car head-on. The driver of the car reportedly suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene, while the driver and a passenger of the truck were both taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

Motorcycle accidents: 1 dead in Louisiana

A 30-year-old woman is in custody following an accident that claimed the life of a motorcyclist on the early morning of Feb. 2. Motorcycle accidents of this type are often fatal, and therefore are carefully reviewed by Louisiana law enforcement. So far, the woman faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, but no court date has been publicly announced at this time. 

According to the accident report, around 1 a.m., the woman negotiated a turn onto Highway 16 when the accident occurred. Apparently, her SUV collided with a motorcycle driven by a 25-year-old man and carrying a 27-year-old female passenger. The force of the impact ejected both the driver and passenger from the motorcycle. 

Motorcycle accidents: 1 arrested after fatal crash in Louisiana

Although motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and thus more difficult to spot, drivers still have a duty to watch out for oncoming bikes before making a left turn. Those who turn into the path of a rider can create an unfortunate scenario, as motorcycle accidents run a greater risk of proving deadly. A woman has been arrested and is now facing multiple charges following a recent crash that killed one person and left another with severe injuries in Louisiana.

Law enforcement agents received reports of the crash at around 1 a.m. on a recent Saturday. According to reports, the accident occurred when a northbound driver attempted to turn left across southbound lanes. She reportedly turned directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, and the driver of the bike was unable to stop in time to avoid collision.

Will a drunk driver threaten your safety this Superbowl Sunday?

On Feb. 3, millions of football fans nationwide, including many in Louisiana will have their Superbowl Sunday parties planned. Sadly, many of them will not arrange for designated drivers, taxis or ride shares to get home without risking the lives of others when they are impaired. That is something that any driver should do before he or she takes the first drink. One drunk driver can cause injuries and death to his or her passengers as well as others in or near the roadway.

The legal age for drinking alcohol in Louisiana is 21, and the allowed blood alcohol level for people over 21 is limited to .08 percent while those younger than 21 whose BAC is as low as .02 percent can face drunk driving charges. Despite these measures, drunk drivers cause fatalities and severe injuries on Louisiana highways every day. Of course, the risk for others is exacerbated during the holidays and on days of celebrations and occasions such as Superbowl Sunday.

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