Louisiana commuters who have to contend with rush hour traffic likely dread the news that there will be delays on their way to their destinations. Unfortunately, the worst kind of delays are caused by car accidents, especially when there are fatalities. One such wreck took the life of one man and sent two other people to area hospitals.
The serious accident occurred in the early morning hours earlier this month. According to the police reports, the wreck was touched off when a driver was almost involved in an accident while attempting to shift lanes. The driver then brought his vehicle to a stop in a left travel lane for unknown reasons. The commuters traveling behind that car attempted to stop in order to avoid a collision.
Unfortunately, a commercial truck traveling two vehicles behind the stopped car was unable to come to a stop in time. He hit the car in front as well as the disabled vehicle. His truck was hit until it overturned sideways across several lanes. This caused several over motorists to get caught up in the accident, including a tractor-trailer that hit one of the first vehicles, killing a man riding in the rear seat. The driver, his son, was also injured as was another victim in a separate car.
Louisiana officials have not released the final report but stated that criminal charges were possible. The family who have lost their father likely are understandably devastated by this tragic wreck. The son who was also injured may have a long and expensive recovery ahead of him. Nothing can alleviate the emotional anguish or physical pain that the victims of car accidents have to endure, though they may be entitled to compensation for their monetary burdens that are caused by these difficult circumstances. A personal injury attorney can facilitate the filing of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against the parties deemed responsible for medical and funeral expenses, in addition to other monetary damages allowed under applicable laws.
Source: theadvocate.com, "9-vehicle crash closes I-10 in Metairie for hours; one dead, two hospitalized", Ramon Antonio Vargas, April 4, 2017