Being involved in a serious motor vehicle collision can be an intimidating experience. Unfortunately, such an incident can occur in an instant, potentially leaving a driver with little time to respond or react to the situation at hand. A recent head-on accident that took place in Louisiana has claimed the life of one person and left another with serious injuries after a vehicle veered into the wrong lane of traffic.
Authorities assert the accident occurred just after 11 a.m. on a recent Monday when a vehicle veered into an oncoming lane while attempting to make a left turn. According to reports, her vehicle then proceeded to strike a truck head-on. Police say the driver of the truck was rushed to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries, while the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were two children in the car at the time of the accident as well, and both were rushed to a medical facility soon thereafter. Authorities have initiated an investigation into the incident, which may seek to determine what might have caused her to enter the wrong lane of traffic. Although it is unclear if alcohol might have been a contributing factor, toxicology samples were submitted for testing purposes.
Should the driver of the car be found at fault in the incident, which is likely, the victim may be entitled to restitution through the civil justice system. Those who suffer serious injuries under similar circumstances could consult with an attorney for guidance in pursuing compensation through a personal injury claim against the party deemed at fault. Should the culpable party pass away in the incident, an attorney can assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing a claim against his or her estate.
Source: iberianet.com, "Franklin woman dies in crash", March 6, 2018