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Car accidents: Chain reaction crash kills 1 in Louisiana

Head-on collisions can be some of the most devastating incidents a person may ever experience. Even if the initial impact doesn't result in injuries, it can leave a vehicle exposed to a secondary crash. Car accidents that occur under these conditions can be catastrophic. A collision that took place under similar circumstances in Louisiana has claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman.

According to reports, the accident took place at around 10:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday when for unknown reasons, a driver lost control of her vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic. Her vehicle then collided with a car head-on, causing the car to spin around and come to rest in a lane of traffic. A third vehicle then struck the car on the passenger side, causing the passenger to suffer serious injuries.

The passenger was rushed to a medical facility soon thereafter for treatment of critical injuries, but she was unfortunately pronounced dead later on. Law enforcement agents launched an investigation into the incident, and although the driver who initiated the crash submitted to a blood test, they don't believe alcohol was a contributing factor. However, authorities will likely take investigate the situation further to discover what might have caused her to lose control of the vehicle.

Far too many families have suffered losses in fatal car accidents due to the negligent actions of another party. Should the woman be found at fault in this incident, which is likely, the victim's loved ones may wish to pursue accountability through the civil justice system. Since this can prove a stressful and daunting task, a family could retain the services of a personal injury attorney in Louisiana for assistance in pursuing the compensation deserved through a wrongful death claim.

Source:, "Gonzales woman killed in three-vehicle crash in St. Charles Parish", Kevin Dupuy, Jan. 16, 2018

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