A Louisiana family is now mourning the loss of their beloved family members. While the official cause of the wreck has not been released, the initial reports suggest that a negligent driver was responsible. The horrific accident claimed the life of three people.
Police reported to the scene of the crash around 7:30 p.m. The wreck occurred when a driver, who was traveling in the east lane of the highway, left his proper traveling lane. The man veered over into the west lane of the same freeway. Reportedly, he then smashed into the other vehicle, which was driven by a 27-year-old woman.
The impact killed the woman, her 3-month old child and the 32-year-old driver of the first car. There were two other children in the second car who were taken for medical treatment to a local Louisiana hospital for injuries that were described as not life-threatening. The baby was restrained in an appropriate car seat but rescue personnel could not determine if it had been correctly installed.
The two children who survived the wreck may have a long recovery ahead of them. They suffered not only physical injuries but surely also suffered serious emotional harm. The surviving family members of the young mother who was killed -- along with her infant -- may have grounds to file a wrongful death civil suit against the estate of this seemingly negligent driver who crashed head long into the mother's car. Furthermore, personal injury lawsuits could be filed on behalf of the two injured children. While a civil lawsuit cannot undo the tragedy that occurred, a successful result may lead to the payment of all applicable monetary damages.
Source: wafb.com, "Three killed including 3-month-old in head-on fatal crash", Marcus Brown, March 25, 2017