Individuals who choose to drive while impaired are inherently less capable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Far too many collisions have come as the result of such negligence, and the victims of these incidents may suffer severe harm in the process. A recent accident involving a suspected drunk driver in Louisiana has reportedly led to the death of two individuals in Louisiana.
The accident reportedly occurred at around 7 a.m. on a recent Thursday when, for reasons still under investigation, a truck suddenly crossed into an oncoming lane. Upon veering across the median, the truck proceeded to hit another vehicle head-on. While the driver of the other vehicle reportedly suffered only minor injuries, a passenger in his vehicle and the driver of the truck were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Although authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, they reportedly suspect that the driver of the truck might have been under the influence at the time. Those who drive while impaired may have trouble focusing on the task at hand and maintaining proper lane control. Unfortunately, a similar decision could cause a driver to place the safety of others at risk in the process.
Accidents involving a drunk driver can be devastating, and families who experience loss under similar circumstances may be left in search of answers, or justice. Since the civil justice system can be complex, those who wish to exercise their right to pursue accountability could consult with a personal injury attorney for guidance in the process. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in Louisiana in pursuing the restitution deserved through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.
Source: wafb.com, "2 dead after head-on wreck; impairment suspected", Rachael Thomas, May 10, 2018