Far too many families have lost someone close due to a fatal motor vehicle accident. Such a loss can be difficult enough to accept under any circumstances, but in car accidents where negligence is present, a family could be left in search of answers, and justice. A recent collision in which a driver veered into an oncoming lane has reportedly claimed the life of a 42-year-old man in Louisiana.
The incident occurred at around 5 p.m. on a recent Monday as a driver was approaching a sudden halt in traffic. For reasons unknown, upon approaching the stoppage, he proceeded to cross into the wrong lane of traffic and subsequently struck a truck head-on. The driver of the truck reportedly suffered severe injuries in the accident and was rushed to the hospital for treatment, but was unfortunately pronounced dead later on.
Authorities launched an investigation into the incident to determine what may have caused it to take place. Although toxicology samples were taken for testing purposes, they reportedly don't believe that intoxication was a contributing factor. The driver who initiated the collision has been issued a citation for driving left of center, and have advised that additional charges may follow.
Upon losing loved ones in fatal car accidents, family members of victims may seek to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions through the civil justice system. However, even in the presence of a citation, the process can be complex, prompting many families to seek guidance from an experienced attorney. An attorney can evaluate the incident in question and assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing restitution through a wrongful death claim.
Source: nola.com, "Driver killed in head-on collision along St. Tammany Parish highway: state police", Laura Mcknight, Jan. 22, 2018