Although a dangerous collision can take place under a variety of circumstances, some tend to be more prevalent than others. Distracted driving accidents are far too common and have the potential to cause serious harm to the health of everyone involved. A recent motor vehicle accident involving a possibly distracted driver has claimed the lives of two individuals in Louisiana.
According to authorities, the collision took place just after 10 a.m. on a recent Friday when the driver of a van lost control and veered off the road. Police assert that while attempting to navigate back onto the road, the driver overcorrected and ran into an oncoming lane. As the van was beginning to overturn, it struck a nearby delivery truck. The driver of the truck suffered serious injuries in the process, and a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the van was also pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities continue to investigate the accident. Although they remain uncertain what might have caused it to take place, they have issued a statement on the risks and dangers of distracted driving. Drivers who divert their attention off the task at hand, even if only temporarily, can place the safety of everyone nearby at risk.
Suffering serious injuries or the loss of someone close due to the negligent actions of a distracted driver can be a stressful and daunting experience. Those who face similar circumstances may wish to pursue restitution through the civil justice system with the guidance of an experienced attorney. A personal injury attorney can evaluate the situation thoroughly and assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through a claim against the party or parties deemed culpable.
Source: ktac.com, "Two people killed in St. Landry Parish crash identified", Dec. 8, 2017