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Drunk driving accidents: Man struck and killed

In many parts of the United States and Louisiana, driving a motor vehicle is a common everyday necessity. The frequent use of a motor vehicle may make it easy to forget about the damage a vehicle can have on other individuals, vehicles and property when not operated responsibly. Drunk driving accidents are a prime example of drivers operating a vehicle dangerously. Sadly, one man chose to drive impaired, causing the death of another man in a crash.

The accident occurred late on a dark night. For unknown reasons, a 28-year man parked on the side of the road and exited his vehicle. While standing outside of his vehicle, another driver approached in his vehicle. Unfortunately, the 55-year-old driver was impaired. The impaired driver crashed into the younger man's vehicle and also struck the man.

Crash involving suspected drunk driver kills 1, injures 2

There may be few things as scary as being involved in a major collision. While many individuals may take steps to reduce the chances such an incident will occur, there may be little one can do to prepare for an encounter with an impaired driver. A recent car accident involving a suspected drunk driver in Louisiana has reportedly left two individuals with injuries and led to the death of a 66-year-old man.

Law enforcement agents say they began investigating the accident at around 7:45 p.m. on a recent Friday. According to initial investigations, the incident occurred when the driver of a westbound car suddenly rear-ended a nearby vehicle. The impact of the initial collision forced the other vehicle to veer off the road and overturn numerous times before coming to a rest on its roof.

How can you prove negligence after a car accident?

After suffering injuries and other damages as the result of a car accident, you undoubtedly want to find out whether you could seek compensation since the incident was no fault of yours. In many cases, victims of car accidents can file personal injury claims against drivers considered responsible for the injury-causing events.

While you may believe that filing a legal claim is your ticket to receiving the monetary restitution you deserve, you may want to remember that these cases can take time and a considerable amount of effort on your part. After all, you will need to prove the necessary elements of a negligence claim.

Truck operator crashes while looking for cellphone

Those who drive big rigs have a great deal of responsibility, not only to deliver the goods entrusted to them, but to ensure the safety of those they encounter on the highways along the way. A truck operator who fails to appreciate the importance of this responsibility may act negligently, resulting in accidents that cause injuries to others. One example of this is a recent truck accident that left a Louisiana family mourning the loss of a loved one.

A 33-year-old man was traveling east in the right lane of a two-lane highway just after midnight one recent morning. At the same time, a tractor-trailer driven by a 60-year-old man was traveling in the left lane. Reports indicate that the trucker lost his mobile phone when it dropped to the floorboards of the cab. Apparently, when he reached to the floor to find it, his truck veered into the right lane and collided with the smaller vehicle.

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. 

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