A wreck involving three vehicles recently caused the deaths of three individuals in Louisiana, leaving their grieving loved ones to question how such a tragedy could have happened. The accident took place along Louisiana 1082. Police said it is likely that alcohol and speed contributed to the accident, which is typically sufficient to constitute grounds for a wrongful death claim.
In our April 5 post, we offered up some sobering news about injuries related to distracted driving in Louisiana. As part of our effort to acknowledge Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we observed that researchers at Louisiana State University have already recorded 324 crashes in the state due to distraction by electronic devices since the first of the year. And of those, 150 resulted in injuries.
Foot traffic is an important part of New Orleans culture for visitors and local residents alike. An unfortunate reality, though, is that each year numerous pedestrians in the city are seriously injured or killed as a result of collisions with motor vehicles.
The next time you are out on the highways of Louisiana, take a look around you. How many of the big rig trucks in your vicinity are powered by a Volvo tractor? You might be surprised.
Despite widespread education and law enforcement efforts, distracted driving is an increasing problem in New Orleans and throughout the country. It seems that some motorists just don't care that driver distraction can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.