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Crash involving suspected drunk driver injures 1 in Louisiana

The influence of drugs and alcohol can have a substantial impact on one's ability to operate a motor vehicle. Those who drive while impaired may have trouble maintaining proper lane control, and should a driver drift into an oncoming lane, the fallout of a subsequent collision could be catastrophic. A suspected drunk driver is facing multiple charges following a head-on accident that left one person with severe injuries in Louisiana.

According to reports, authorities received information about a multiple-vehicle accident just before 3:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations indicate that a driver had lost control of his truck and crossed into the opposite lanes, subsequently striking another vehicle head-on. While several of the occupants in the second vehicle suffered only minor injuries, one passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries soon thereafter.

On-the-job car accident? Workers' comp facts you should know

Driving a company vehicle on busy Louisiana roadways can be quite challenging at times. Especially if you happen to be a delivery truck driver, this time of year typically means you have a heavy workload, as many people are ordering and sending gifts for the holidays. One of your priorities is no doubt to make as many deliveries in as little time as you possibly can; of course, you also want to do that as safely as possible.

The last thing you need is for a negligent driver to abruptly interrupt your workday by slamming into your vehicle. If you suffer injuries, not only will the rest of that day be a mess, but you may need an extended leave of absence from work during your recovery. If you get hit with exorbitant medical costs at Christmas time, it just might be enough to throw your finances completely out of whack. The benefits to which you may be entitled through workers' compensation may be crucial toward financial stability.

Truck accidents: Crash involving box truck kills 1 in Louisiana

Losing control of a commercial vehicle can be dangerous, and the size and weight of such a vehicle can make it substantially more difficult to maneuver back on course. Similar incidents run the unfortunate risk of placing everyone nearby in harm's way, as trucking accidents run a greater chance of ending in disaster. A recent collision involving a box truck has claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman in Louisiana.

The accident reportedly took place on a recent Monday at around 9:20 a.m. Initial investigations indicate that the driver of a box truck suddenly lost control of the vehicle and struck a nearby vehicle head-on after entering an oncoming lane. While the driver of the truck suffered only minor injuries, the driver of the other vehicle reportedly died at the scene.

Car accidents and the dangers of driver fatigue

There are a variety of scenarios in which a person may become tired or fatigued while operating a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, falling asleep behind the wheel of a moving vehicle can be dangerous, and driver fatigue has been the cause of far too many serious or fatal car accidents. Individuals in Louisiana who wish to reduce their chances of being involved in a potentially disastrous collision could benefit from better understanding the possible risks and leading causes of driver fatigue.

Fatigue can impact a person's ability to drive in various ways. For example, drivers who experience fatigue may be more prone to distractions, and they may also have more difficulty reacting to certain driving scenarios. In addition, once a driver's eyes close for even a moment, his or her vehicle can travel several hundred feet in virtually any direction.

Commercial vehicle accident kills 1, injures 18 in Louisiana

A 56-year-old truck driver has been arrested following a recent collision in Louisiana in which one person was killed and 18 others suffered injuries. A commercial vehicle accident can have disastrous consequences that could affect the lives of all parties involved substantially. Those who suffer harm due to the actions of a negligent truck driver may wish to know more about the next steps to take, but the process can be complex.

Law enforcement agents advised that the crash took place at around 9 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. According to reports, traffic in the area had come to a halt, and upon approaching the stoppage, the driver of a tractor-trailer failed to stop his vehicle in time. The truck proceeded to cause a chain-reaction collision that involved as many as 10 other motor vehicles.

Car accidents: Crash claims life of cyclist in Louisiana

While bicycle riders have many of the same rights to the road as drivers of other vehicles, they also face a variety of hazards that are unique to their mode of transportation. Understanding these risks and knowing how best to handle them is imperative, as car accidents involving cyclists can have catastrophic outcomes. A recent crash involving a motor vehicle and bicycle in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the life of a 37-year-old man.

Authorities received reports of the incident just before 8 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations suggest the accident took place when a cyclist was riding southbound when he was suddenly struck from behind by a nearby truck. The impact of the crash tossed the man off his bicycle and he was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene soon thereafter.

New insight into why truck accidents happen

As Louisiana readers know, truck accidents often result in serious damage and potentially catastrophic injuries. The heavy weight and large size of semitrailers mean that people in small vehicles are at a significantly higher risk of sustaining injuries in the event of a crash. Reducing the number of truck accidents has been a long-standing goal of people both inside the trucking industry and out.

New data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has provided insight into these types of collisions. In 2017, the overall number of truck accidents in the United States was the highest it has been in almost 30 years. Some believe this could be due to the fact that truckers are often racing against the clock to deliver loads on time.

Car accidents: Recent crash in Louisiana kills 1, injures 1

A stoppage in traffic can occur at any moment and under a variety of circumstances. Upon approaching a congestion in traffic, drivers must use caution in allowing sufficient time to apply the brakes, as failure to do so increases the chances that dangerous car accidents will occur. One person has died and another suffered major injuries in a collision that took place under similar circumstances in Louisiana.

Louisiana State Police advised the incident occurred just after 4 p.m. on a recent Thursday as traffic came to a sudden halt following a separate collision. According to reports, a driver who was approaching the stoppage was unable to react quickly enough to bring his vehicle to a halt. Authorities advised that he swerved to avoid striking the vehicle in front of his and subsequently collided with the rear-end of a nearby Freightliner.

Motorcycle accidents: Crash leads to death of Louisiana woman

A recent collision between a motorcycle and car has reportedly claimed the life of a 40-year-old woman in Louisiana. Many motorcycle accidents occur when another vehicle fails to yield the right-of-way and the results of a similar incident can be calamitous. Riders who encounter such negligence may find it difficult to maneuver by a motor vehicle, and they could end up suffering the consequences.

Louisiana State Police advised the incident occurred at around 6 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. The results of initial investigations suggest that the woman was riding her motorcycle south when another vehicle failed to yield and struck her bike. The woman was reportedly tossed off the bike in the process and she was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash soon thereafter.

Car accidents: 1 injured, 1 killed in box truck collision

Many box trucks are made to carry heavy loads, and the increase to size and weight of similar vehicles inherently makes them more difficult to maneuver. Should a driver lose control of a box truck and cross into another lane, the results can be cataclysmic, and car accidents of a similar nature could lead to serious injuries. One person has died and another suffered major injuries in a recent collision involving a box truck in Louisiana.

Authorities have advised that the collision took place at 11:30 p.m. on a recent Friday. According to reports, the driver of a box truck crossed into the opposite lane and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the truck suffered fatal injuries and died soon thereafter, while the driver of the second vehicle was rushed to a hospital for treatment of severe injuries.

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