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Motorcycle accidents: Collision claims life of off-duty EMT

Motorcycles are inherently smaller than other motor vehicles and are thus more difficult to spot out on the road. This decrease in visibility could pose a threat to the safety of many bikers, as motorcycle accidents can be dangerous and run a higher chance of ending in serious or fatal injuries. A recent collision between a vehicle and motorcycle in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the life of a 42-year-old man.

The incident reportedly occurred on a recent Saturday night as an off-duty emergency medical technician was traveling east on his motorcycle. For reasons still under investigation, the driver of a nearby vehicle suddenly drove right into the path of the bike while attempted to make a left turn. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid collision and his bike ended up sliding underneath the vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Wrongful death: Cyclist dies in hit-and-run crash in Louisiana

Leaving the scene of a collision is never advisable and a similar action can carry serious consequences. Victims of a hit-and-run accident can suffer severely, and a delay in medical attention could mean the difference between life and death. A man has been arrested and is facing felony charges following a recent crash that resulted in the apparent wrongful death of a 42-year-old cyclist in Louisiana.

Authorities have advised that the collision took place on a recent Thursday night as the woman was riding her bicycle on a local highway. For reasons still under investigation, she was suddenly struck from behind by a motor vehicle. The impact of the collision threw her off the bike, and although she was rushed to a hospital for treatment, she was reportedly pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Exhaustion and its effect on truck drivers

Louisiana readers know that commercial truck drivers play an important role in the American economy. They transport goods across the country, and every single industry relies on commercial trucking in some capacity, whether it's delivery of goods, shipment of supplies or other works. Due to the nature of the trucking industry, it is possible that truck drivers could be doing their critical jobs while too tired to drive safely.

Truckers often receive payment per delivered load, which means they are motivated to deliver goods as quickly as possible. This may lead to the temptation to drive too long, ultimately resulting in a trucker affected by extreme exhaustion. When a truck driver is tired, it greatly increases the chance of an accident.

Car accidents: Collision injures 1 cyclist, kills another

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with negligent homicide following a recent collision that killed one cyclist and injured another in Louisiana. Car accidents involving cyclists run a higher risk of ending in catastrophe, and far too many families have lost someone under similar circumstances. Those who encounter such negligence may wish to pursue restitution in civil court, but they might need guidance in the process.

Law enforcement agents advised that the incident took place on a recent Saturday morning. According to reports, two men were riding their bicycles in the eastbound lane of a local road when they were suddenly struck from behind by a motor vehicle. Initial investigations suggest that the driver of a nearby car failed to adjust speed and move over to allow space between his vehicle and the cyclists.

Motorcycle accidents: Biker dies following crash in Louisiana

While every motor vehicle accident may run the risk of ending in disaster, some collisions are inherently more dangerous than others. While many bikers may choose to wear protective gear and drive defensively at all times, without the protective barriers afforded by other vehicles, motorcycle accidents have a higher chance of ending in serious or fatal injuries. A recent collision in Louisiana has claimed the life of a 20-year-old motorcyclist.

Law enforcement agents advised they received reports of the collision just before 3:30 p.m. on a recent Thursday. According to reports, the incident took place as the driver of a truck was attempting to navigate a left turn. Upon making the turn, the truck drove right into the path of a nearby motorcycle, and the rider was unable to react in time to avoid collision.

Car accidents: 1 facing homicide charges after fatal crash

An accident can occur at any given moment and leave those involved with little time to respond to the situation. In some car accidents, the initial impact of a collision can send a vehicle traveling into the path of others, and the resulting chain reaction can have devastating consequences. A man has been charged with negligent homicide following a recent collision that claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman in Louisiana.

Authorities assert the incident took place on a recent Tuesday when the driver of a truck suddenly crossed into an oncoming lane and into the path of another vehicle. The driver of this vehicle attempted to swerve out of harm's way, but was unable to avoid being side-swiped by the truck. The truck continued to travel in the wrong lane and subsequently collided with a car head-on shortly thereafter.

Car accidents: Excessive speeding leads to crash that kills 3

Three individuals have died following a recent collision during which a driver lost control of his vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed in Louisiana. Car accidents that take place under similar circumstances can be some of the most devastating incidents a person may ever experience. Those who lose a family member due to the negligent actions of another party may wish to pursue restitution, but they might need guidance in the process.

Law enforcement agents advised that the incident took place at around 9 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. According to initial investigations, a man was driving his car at a high rate of speed when he suddenly lost control and veered into an oncoming lane of traffic. His car proceeded to strike a box truck head-on, and the driver of the truck as well as the driver and passenger of the car were all pronounced dead at the scene.

Bikers face unique challenges and increased risk of an accident

New Orleans bikers know there are many reasons why motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injuries in the event of an accident. Even when wearing proper safety gear and helmets, a collision with a larger and heavier vehicle will almost certainly result in serious, or even fatal, injuries. If you are a biker, you may find it helpful to take steps to understand the risks you face and how to protect yourself.

Most bikers choose this mode of transportation because it allows them to enjoy the freedom of the open road. Unfortunately, other drivers often fail to recognize the right of motorcycles to share the road and they don't always know how to drive safely near a motorcycle.

Motor vehicle accidents: 1 injured, 1 killed in head-on crash

There could be a variety of situations in which a person might lose control of a car, and even if this action is only momentary, the result can be catastrophic. Motor vehicle accidents that take place under similar circumstances can take others by surprise and leave them with little time to respond. A recent head-on collision that occurred in Louisiana has reportedly left one person hospitalized with serious injuries and claimed the life of another.

According to reports, the incident occurred just after 1 p.m. on a recent Friday. For unknown reasons, the driver of a pickup truck lost control upon approaching a curve and entered the wrong lane of traffic, subsequently causing a head-on collision. He was rushed to the hospital soon thereafter for treatment of major injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

4 dead following commercial vehicle accident in Louisiana

In some cases, traffic delays can be a minor inconvenience that may do little more than cause a person to become behind on schedule. However, in others, a sudden slow in traffic could prove disastrous, especially if the driver of a tractor-trailer fails to notice the delay in time to avoid causing a collision. A recent commercial vehicle accident that took place under similar circumstances in Louisiana has reportedly led to the death of four individuals.

Law enforcement agents advised the incident took place on a recent Saturday as numerous vehicles approached an area of congested traffic. Upon nearing the delay, police assert that the driver of a tractor-trailer failed to react quickly enough to allow ample time to stop and subsequently initiated a collision that involved as many as nine vehicles in total. The impact of the collision caused the truck and three other vehicles to erupt in flames.

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