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Car accidents: Chain reaction crash kills 1 in Louisiana

Head-on collisions can be some of the most devastating incidents a person may ever experience. Even if the initial impact doesn't result in injuries, it can leave a vehicle exposed to a secondary crash. Car accidents that occur under these conditions can be catastrophic. A collision that took place under similar circumstances in Louisiana has claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman.

According to reports, the accident took place at around 10:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday when for unknown reasons, a driver lost control of her vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic. Her vehicle then collided with a car head-on, causing the car to spin around and come to rest in a lane of traffic. A third vehicle then struck the car on the passenger side, causing the passenger to suffer serious injuries.

Wrongful death: Collision claims life of Louisiana man

Losing a loved one in a serious collision is something no family should ever have to experience. Should this loss come at the hands of another party, the victim's family could choose to pursue restitution through a wrongful death claim, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance in the process. A recent collision has claimed the life of a 59-year-old man after another driver crossed into the wrong lane of traffic in Louisiana.

According to reports, the accident took place on a recent Wednesday evening when, for unknown reasons, a driver lost control of his truck. After crossing into an oncoming lane, the truck collided with another vehicle and then proceeded to strike several others in the process. The accident involved six vehicles in total, and one driver reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the process and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pedestrian deaths in New Orleans are no walk in the park

With all the beautiful places to see in New Orleans, it's often tempting to opt for a walk instead of driving, no matter what the time of year. However, a recent nationwide report may have you thinking twice before taking that stroll. Pedestrian deaths are on the rise across the nation. In fact, traffic accidents claimed the lives of almost 6,000 pedestrians last year, the highest number of pedestrian deaths in the last 20 years.

So, what's causing this marked increased in pedestrian traffic fatalities? What can you do if you or a loved one suffers injuries while out walking? Perhaps most importantly, is there any way to keep you and your family safe on the streets of New Orleans?

Motor vehicle accidents involving cyclists could end in disaster

Whether as a form of exercise, or even a preferred means of transportation, many individuals choose to travel from place to place via bicycle. While there may be numerous benefits to a similar decision, there may also be a certain level of risk involved, as motor vehicle accidents involving cyclists run a higher chance of ending in catastrophe. A recent accident involving a driver who reportedly veered off the road has claimed the life of a 60-year-old cyclist in Louisiana.

According to reports, the incident took place early on a recent Saturday morning as the man was riding his bicycle on the shoulder of the road. For reasons unknown, a driver suddenly veered out of the lanes of traffic and struck the cyclist from behind. The driver of the vehicle didn't remain at the scene of the accident, and the cyclist was pronounced dead soon thereafter.

Pregnant mom and son killed in crash involving drunk driver

Being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident can be a stressful and daunting experience. Should the accident prove fatal, family members of the victim may be left in search of answers or justice, perhaps especially if their loss comes at the hands of a drunk driver. A recent collision in Louisiana that took place under similar circumstances has claimed the lives of a 7-month-old child and his mother, who was also pregnant with her second child.

The incident occurred on a recent Sunday just before 9 p.m., as the two were traveling home from a holiday celebration with the woman's significant other. According to reports, their vehicle was suddenly struck by another, and the impact took place in close proximity to the initial vehicle's gas tank, which caused it to erupt in flames. While the driver and the woman were rescued from the vehicle, their son was reportedly trapped within.

Car accidents: Cyclist killed after vehicle crosses median

While there are numerous forms of transportation available, many individuals prefer to ride their bicycles from place to place. A similar mode of travel could offer a variety of benefits. But with less in the way of protection as a motor vehicle, car accidents involving cyclists run the risk of ending in catastrophe. A recent collision that occurred in Louisiana has injured several individuals and claimed the life of a 64-year-old cyclist.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Saturday evening as a vehicle suddenly began to travel off the road. Authorities assert that as the driver was attempting to maneuver back onto the road he over-corrected and struck a cyclist after crossing into an oncoming lane. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle both suffered injuries in the process, and the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Distracted driver: Accident claims lives of 2, injures another

Although a dangerous collision can take place under a variety of circumstances, some tend to be more prevalent than others. Distracted driving accidents are far too common and have the potential to cause serious harm to the health of everyone involved. A recent motor vehicle accident involving a possibly distracted driver has claimed the lives of two individuals in Louisiana.

According to authorities, the collision took place just after 10 a.m. on a recent Friday when the driver of a van lost control and veered off the road. Police assert that while attempting to navigate back onto the road, the driver overcorrected and ran into an oncoming lane. As the van was beginning to overturn, it struck a nearby delivery truck. The driver of the truck suffered serious injuries in the process, and a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Are you looking at a drunk driver?

You, like numerous other Louisiana residents, likely get into your vehicle almost every day and head out on the road without too much thought regarding the dangers of driving. When you first started driving, the hazards and risks of the activity were undoubtedly made known to you in hopes of keeping you safe. While you likely took the advice and warnings of older individuals under consideration at the time, as a now-seasoned driver, you may consider yourself fairly safe on the road.

Though your driving skills and confidence may have improved over the years, you still face a great number of dangers on the road. In particular, impaired drivers could easily put you at risk of involvement in an accident. In hopes of avoiding drunk or otherwise impaired individuals on the road, you may wish to recognize common signs of impairment.

Collision involving negligent driver claims 3 lives in Louisiana

Losing a loved one in an untimely accident can be a challenging thing to accept. Should the loss occur at the hands of a negligent driver, a family might be left in search of answers or justice, especially when an unborn child is involved. A recent head-on collision in Louisiana has claimed the lives of two individuals, one of whom was reportedly seven months pregnant.

According to authorities, the incident took place on a recent Saturday when for unknown reasons, a truck crossed into the wrong lane of traffic and struck another vehicle head-on. A passenger in the truck was transported to the hospital for treatment, while the driver was reportedly taken to the local police department for testing. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were both pronounced dead at a medical facility soon thereafter, and unfortunately, so was the passenger's unborn child.

Car accidents: Head-on collision injures 1, kills 2 in Louisiana

Driving in the wrong lane of traffic is dangerous and can place the safety of everyone nearby at risk. Many families have been forced to endure the loss of someone close in car accidents that occurred under similar circumstances. A recent head-on collision that took place in Louisiana has reportedly claimed the lives of two individuals and left another with serious injuries.

According to reports, the incident took place just before 7 a.m. on a recent Monday when a vehicle crossed into the wrong lane of traffic and hit another head-on. The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision and a passenger in the second vehicle were both pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle reportedly suffered serious injuries in the process and was airlifted to a local medial facility soon thereafter.

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