An accident can occur at any given moment and leave those involved with little time to respond to the situation. In some car accidents, the initial impact of a collision can send a vehicle traveling into the path of others, and the resulting chain reaction can have devastating consequences. A man has been charged with negligent homicide following a recent collision that claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman in Louisiana.
Authorities assert the incident took place on a recent Tuesday when the driver of a truck suddenly crossed into an oncoming lane and into the path of another vehicle. The driver of this vehicle attempted to swerve out of harm's way, but was unable to avoid being side-swiped by the truck. The truck continued to travel in the wrong lane and subsequently collided with a car head-on shortly thereafter.
According to reports, the driver of the second vehicle wasn't injured in the accident. However, the driver of the car was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries and she was pronounced dead later on. The driver who caused the accident was also taken to a hospital, and upon being released, police have advised that he will be taken into custody and charged with negligent homicide.
When the negligent actions of another party cause a family to experience an untimely loss, they may wish to exercise their rights to pursue accountability. When facing a similar situation, a person in Louisiana could choose to retain the services of an attorney for assistance in navigating the civil justice system. An attorney can assist a client in pursuing the restitution deserved through a wrongful death claim against the party deemed at fault.