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.
Although an investigation into the incident is underway, authorities reportedly remain uncertain of what might have caused the other driver to cross into an oncoming lane. Police have stated that they don't believe impairment was a contributing factor in the crash. However, there may be numerous types of negligence that could produce a similar result, such as reckless or distracted driving.
Fatal car accidents can be devastating incidents that leave surviving loved ones to suffer the loss of someone close. Those who experience a similar situation may be entitled to restitution through the civil justice system, potentially prompting a need for guidance from an attorney. An attorney in Louisiana can evaluate the incident and assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through a wrongful death claim.
Source: wwltv.com, "Two dead, one hurt in head-on crash in Terrebonne, police say", Kevin Dupuy, Nov. 27, 2017