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1 killed, 1 suffers serious injuries in Louisiana crash

The unexpected death of a loved one is never easy. When that death occurs as the result of another person's actions and appears to have been completely preventable, the loss may seem even more tragic. Unfortunately, a family in Louisiana is still likely processing the news that one of their loved ones was killed and another suffered serious injuries in a recent crash.

The incident happened on a day in mid-September. According to reports, a 70-year-old man and his son were sitting in a pickup truck in front of a business owned by the former. Unfortunately, an 18-year-old driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle while drag racing, causing it to crash into the truck.

Truck accidents are sometimes related to cargo securement issues

You cannot go too far in any direction in New Orleans without seeing semitrailers taking up space on the road. They are everywhere. Sadly, numerous Louisiana residents suffer significant injury or even the loss of life in truck accidents every year. Are you one of the many who has been hurt or lost a loved one in such an incident? If so, you may have legal recourse.

Trucking accidents occur for a number of reasons. Did you know that cargo securement issues are one of them? How hard can it be to load cargo onto a semitrailer? It is not that the task is difficult, but those individuals loading the trucks have to make sure the vehicle is balanced, not overweight and that cargo is tied down where necessary. Failure to do any of these things can result in an accident.

Motorcycle accidents: Left turn accident kills 1 in Louisiana

For motorcycle riders, few instances may be as hazardous as when an oncoming vehicle makes a sudden left turn. Riders may have insufficient time to respond to a similar maneuver, and motorcycle accidents involving unexpected turns far too commonly prove fatal. A 39-year-old man has died in a recent collision in which a vehicle turned left into the path of his motorcycle in Louisiana.

The incident reportedly occurred as the man was riding his bike on a recent Wednesday morning. As he was traveling southbound, an oncoming car suddenly attempted to make a left-hand turn and veered straight into his path in the process. After striking the passenger side of the vehicle, the rider was reportedly thrown off his bike. Although law enforcement agents say the man was wearing a helmet at the time, he suffered fatal injuries in the process and died at the scene.

Car accidents: 1 injured, 1 dead after driver overcorrects

There could be a variety of scenarios in which a vehicle may drift slightly off the road, and in some cases, the driver may be able to maneuver back on course without any issues. However, similar incidents could also startle drivers and cause them to overcorrect, and car accidents that happen in this manner can have catastrophic results. A recent accident in Louisiana has left one person with serious injuries and killed a 28-year-old woman.

The incident reportedly took place on a recent Monday evening as the woman was traveling south on a local highway. For reasons that remain under investigation, the driver of a northbound vehicle suddenly veered slightly off the road. Upon attempting to maneuver back onto the road, the driver overcorrected and entered the opposite lane, subsequently striking the southbound vehicle in the process.

Motorcycle accidents: 1 dies after being thrown off bike in crash

Many individuals that choose to travel via motorcycle may consider it imperative to take measures to prepare for the open road. However, even with all the necessary safety gear equipped, motorcycle accidents may have a significant chance of leaving a rider with serious or fatal injuries. A recent accident involving a vehicle and motorcycle has reportedly claimed the life of an off-duty police officer in Louisiana.

The incident reportedly occurred as the man was riding his motorcycle south on a local road on a recent Sunday morning. Law enforcement agents claim that a northbound vehicle slowed down to navigate into a driveway and proceeded to turn into the path of the bike in the process. The rider was apparently unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the vehicle, and he was subsequently thrown off his bike.

Pedestrian accidents: Hit-and-run crash kills 1 in Louisiana

A woman has been taken into custody and is facing numerous charges in relation to a hit-and-run collision that reportedly lead to the death of a 54-year-old pedestrian in Louisiana. Pedestrian accidents can be dangerous incidents that run the unfortunate chance of ending in disaster. Should the victim of a similar accident be left without medical attention for extended periods, the chances the incident will result in permanent or fatal harm may increase substantially.

Authorities have advised that the incident began when a man's body was found laying on the road at around 3 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. Upon initiating an investigation into the incident, police say they located evidence suggesting that the man was involved in a hit-and-run car accident. Police advised they were able to locate the vehicle and its driver soon thereafter, and she was taken into custody and charged with felony hit-and-run.

Motorcycle accidents: 1 killed after truck enters oncoming lane

Whether as a primary means of transportation, or for the sense of freedom they provide, many individuals choose to travel to and from their destinations on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, a similar mode of travel also comes with its inherent risks, and with the lack of protective barriers provided by other vehicles, the possible risk of suffering serious harm in motorcycle accidents is ever-present. A 24-year-old man was killed in a accident in Louisiana after his bike was truck by a motor vehicle.

The incident reportedly occurred on a recent Tuesday as the man was riding his motorcycle southbound on a local highway. According to police, a vehicle in the opposite lane came to a halt to prepare for a left-hand turn when it was suddenly rear-ended by a truck. After striking the other vehicle, the truck proceeded to spin into the opposite lane and hit the motorcycle and its rider.

If you were injured in an Uber accident, who is to blame?

As Louisiana readers know, ride-sharing programs are quite popular, especially in metro areas. Uber and other similar companies allow people to call for a driver from virtually anywhere and get where they need to go for a reasonable price. If you have used this service before, you may have wondered what would happen in the event you were in an accident while riding in a ride share vehicle. 

If you were hurt in an accident involving an Uber car or vehicle with any ride share company, you could have a valid claim to financial compensation. Just because you were not the driver or it was not your vehicle does not diminish your right to recovery. However, these types of claims can be complex, and you will find it beneficial to seek experienced help as you walk through the claims process.

Car accidents: 2 killed, 3 critically injured in collision

For many individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere, the fear of encountering an intoxicated driver is ever-present. Car accidents involving similar acts of negligence can be dangerous incidents that pose a significant threat to one's health. A man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and is facing numerous charges following a recent accident that reportedly claimed the lives of a woman and her 1-year-old son.

Initial investigations suggest that the incident occurred when a driver suddenly lost control of his vehicle and veered off the side of the road. Upon attempting to maneuver back to the road, he reportedly overcorrected and his truck began spinning across the lanes of traffic. The truck proceeded to cross the median and struck a nearby vehicle after entering an oncoming lane. The driver of the second vehicle and her 1-year-old son both suffered fatal injuries and they were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

2 dead in crash involving suspected drunk driver

While there are a multitude of possible causes for motor vehicle accidents, impairment continues to be a growing concern for many drivers. Collisions involving intoxicated drivers can be devastating incidents that have the unfortunate chance of ending with serious injuries for everyone involved, or worse. A recent collision involving a suspected drunk driver has claimed the lives of two individuals in Louisiana.

Law enforcement agents advised the incident took place just after 5 a.m. on a recent Sunday. According to police, the driver of a westbound vehicle suddenly lost control and veered into an oncoming lane. His vehicle then proceeded to collide with another head-on, and the driver of the second vehicle reportedly suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash.

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